Fly that Flag high
Howdy folks ,
I trust all are well after a hell of weekend and didnt drink too much.
The only thing I saw was the bottom of a glass repeatedly and zero sports , but on such a weekend thats fine by me .
As the onfield action was addressed yesterday its only fitting to address the off field action that the bent never boring Sphell threw up in its weekly what now round of games.
We on this site have often wondered just what it exactly it would take for our fans in general to say enough and act in unison for the common good of themselves and the game.
After numerous incidents which would have been enough for some , it seemed nothing would awaken the dragon was the general consensus.
Upon browsing to see what I had missed while on the lash it wasnt long at all to see that what had occured up at Dens Park wasnt normal at all , and theres video’s surfacing that leave a lot of questions that need answering .
But let me state very clearly ,, at the weekend we seen lines crossed , important lines that mean something to the average fan .
At the weekend they scored a massive own goal .
You will have seen the fan shoved to the ground , arrested for having a banner that goes to every game .
You will have seen the Tricolour removed also .
These are two things that no right thinking fan thought they would see that day .
These are also two things that the fans hold very very close to their heart ,,,
The bond with Mother Ireland
And looking after our own .
As you know I wasnt there but I must say to those who managed to keep a cool head on the day well done as I dont think I would have and you never know if it could really kick off but those two issues cant help but inflame the fans.
Perhaps that was the whole point though ,, knowing that the fans are on the drink all weekend and loving the rebel tunes and feeling the connection with the Old Country lets treat them like second class scum and with disdain .
They only act this way because they know they can ,, thats the worrying part .
They obviously are not very smart though as they would have left the flag alone if they were , one battle they lost before and will only enrage many many people if they attempt to again .
The SLO has spoken up , but then Operation Deflection began almost immediately with pesky Timmy getting the blame ,, actually two Tims acting up outside .
Two Tims ! Im not sure how many arrests occur at any big social gathering but two out of over 10 thousand seems pretty decent to me .
Throw in St Patricks Day and its looking like a hell of good number , only two .
Throw in provocation and its a miracle number .
“ This was dealt with professionally “
Eff me,, I wouldnt like to see what they call unprofessional if thats the case .
That is pleasing to me is the CSA has waded into the row and issued a statement , lets hope they stay focused . A strong unified supporters org would be priceless ,, and if used correctly could be a force for change in the game , which is desperately needed more than ever as these events show .
Unfortunately though once again another weekend round of fixtures throws up unwanted scenes, scenes that should make rational people shudder .
Theres only one Club can fix this ,, and ironically their hand might be forced on this one .
The simply must stand for the Tricolour , no ifs buts or doubts.
That flag is part of the club . Its in the fans blood . Its going nowhere , absolutely nowhere .
This is one issue that may have been underestimated by many .
Another attack on that flag will force hearts and minds to start thinking and acting ,,, at last !
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