Its been quite a week in the Sphell .
The domestic game is never boring I’ll give it that .
Neither is following Celtic and Im hoping the two are not always entwined.
It would be easier to list those that arent fighting but Im not gonna .
Seems everyone has a bit of skin on the game and is throwing in their tuppence on the big S word , Sectarianism .
But is it plain old simple sectarianism doing the rounds more and more over there ?
When weve seen Italian Catholics not getting any abuse and indeed liked for their skills , then it makes me question whether sectarianism is the correct phrase.
Racism towards those of Ireland or Irish decent is probably closer to the mark , but again isnt exactly correct as you can be an Irishman playing for a midtable club and have a normal life .
Someone somewhere will know the correct phrase or term for whats going on , I certainly dont.
Yesterday seen those that love a statement issue two , one from chairman and one from its largest fan group , and surprise suprise they pussyfoot around and wont accept any blame.
That they have done all they can over at Ibrox is a double edged sword imo.
Take Morelos ( not even on a free ) for instance ,,, his profile doesnt fit the traditional type , but he has bought into the kultur over there and so is cool and the gang .
Roll with it and you will be fine it seems. He could be held up as being proof of being tolerant by a section if they wanted . Thats one side , accept an outsider ( even one not traditionally fine ) if they tow the line and embrace WATP.
The other edge of that sword is a heartless outsider waltzing in and saying ” oh well if youve done the best you can and thats all the damage youve done then its only right I take control of the issue here “
They should be more careful with their words.
However the Sfa are seemingly like a dog with a bone , meeting with cabinet secretaries and ministers for sport etc . We can expect action now the big boys have been brought in right ?
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at the meeting . I wonder did the Sfa claim they are only victims of society and pass the buck to the lawmakers , or were they told to clean up their act before they were forced to ?
Or perhaps they sat down to agree which laws needed tweaked to help ease the current ill feelings that exist out there .
Ultimately though for any Hoop its good news that things are being scrutinised and that there are more than ourselves showing an interest in what emerges .
On paper the top tier should be fantastic fayre , many good managers in there now , and with the general increase in sports science those recruited should be in better shape than ever , both of which should be bringing us a quality division .
That its relatively neutral Stevie Clarke that has been rocking the boat will not be music to some media influencers ears no doubt , and neither will his utterings that he hasnt been put off Scottish football.
The more voices of sanity the better , although I think those who wish for him in our dugout in the future havent a snowballs chance in hell , especially after this week .
As far as any change goes tradition holds that what happens now is a dramatic incident or two during the weekends games will take precedence, or will be hyped up enough to take the headlines for a few days , or at least until the next Brexit crisis , and hopefully the clamour for change will dampen down enough to move on .
Prepare for the weekend squirrels everyone !
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