SCOTTISH FOOTBALL SPIN DOCTORS
Yes,anything that you have witnessed in Scottish football that you don’t think is within the ethos of the game will be subject to those three actions above-and a whole lot more-by the time anyone in mainstream media gets round to reporting it. And even then they’ll be doing their best to denigrate the victim and trash his reputation.
The media,following an initial caught-in-the-headlights foray into sympathy-you know,a bit of common humanity-after Neil Lennon was struck by a coin at Tynecastle,have now reverted to type,with oul’ Wiggy Smith bringing his mouth out of retirement to demand that NL be disciplined for his part in the proceedings.
Unfortunately,Wiggy couldn’t get a suitable brain transplant arranged in time and had to go with the original. Which made him an easy target,as Michael Stewart asked why he should be disciplined.
Because he was gesturing to the fans,was the reply. What,like Kris Boyd after scoring a penalty against Aberdeen?,asked Stewart.
Stuck for a reply short of-Naw,cos he’s not Neil Lennon!-Wiggy lamely replied that Boyd hadn’t left the pitch,to which Stewart pointed out that Neil Lennon hadn’t left his technical area.
To give Wiggy his dues,even as his brain was short-circuiting,he still couldn’t quite say-Aye,but it’s Neil f…..g Lennon,ffs! He just stuttered a few confused Aye,buts and shuffled off to get paid. And he ranks as a genius by Stevenston standards,btw.
Then there was the shocker of Morelos being struck on Saturday. Quite rightly,Gerrard demanded action be taken,miscreant identified and no pity shown. Seriously,someone is going to lose an eye over this latest craze. This allowed our favourite twat with a typewriter to poison our Monday morning cornflakes by comparing the two as equals,that since Morelos being hit by a coin had nothing to do with his religion,then that too was the case with NL.
How dare Lennon drag sectarian issues into 21st Century Best Wee Country in the World? How could he know the motivation of his assailant,much less his religion? Same with all those pieces of graffiti demanding NL be hanged. Load of nonsense to suggest any form of sectarianism is involved. No,no,no. Perish the thought,because get this. Keith Jackson,man of the world and a shoo-in for next year’s Nobel Prize for Peace,Love and Understanding has the answer.
Its not because NL is a wee taig Fenian tarrier basturt,it’s actually because of Facebook. Et al.
Remind me,Keith. When did Facebook take off? And when did Neil Lennon,captain of Northern Ireland with 36 caps to his name,sign for Celtic?
Keith,the hatred stems from the fact that he signed for Celtic in 2000. Facebook arrived in 2004,as little more than a germ of an idea at that stage. NL was targeted from Day One that he arrived here.
And all the denials,all the shifting of the blame to the victim,or even to Facebook,none of it can cover up the fact that the authorities and the media have shamefully failed in their duty to protect him.
Because even now,you’re telling us that he brings it on himself.
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