The Blame Game
As we approach the business end of the season aka squeaky bum time fans in general should be hypnotized by the entertainment on offer , the heartache and ecstasy involved with these late season fixtures.
On Sunday we had our own moment in the sun , and are still savouring it.
As are Portsmouth fans who tasted glory and seen silverware after many years of neglect to what was once a household name club .
Likewise Liverpool fans were sent home on cloud nine after a last minute goalie blunder kept them in the hunt for their first ever Premiership title.
However over the last week or so these onfield dramas are overshadowed by ( once again ) scenes that any sane rational sports fan would not want anywhere near the occasion.
The International break seen its share of scandal close to home with a black English player racially abused away in Montenegro .
Over on the Emerald Isle a section of the North’s fans engaged a bit of banter aka sectarian singing on an away trip which has opened old wounds for a small place trying to get along .
Their Fa and manager rightly came out strongly . Its not surprising for those fans on an away trip and it will be a while before it is unfortunately.
Its southern companion , the Republic , had their own troubles at exactly the same time how ironic. You will remember ( who could forget ) beachball Sunday , and of course Helicopter Thursday ,,, well the Free State made its own ,, tennis ball Tuesday !!!
The usually friendly crowd had been riled up by the news that out very questionable character John Delaney who was thankfully due to end his role with the governing body , had a new role specially created for him ! And this after giving the FAI a personal loan ,,, ahem.
Uefa will look into the affair and I think the motherland is in for a worthy slap on the wrist for this one . Pity as big Mick could actually be the man to lift the footie side after a bit of a slide under Martin and Roy.
Of course the big news was very close to home and it seems the weekend was just a magnet for violence , or at least the deranged came alive .
Sunday morning seen this maniac bite a cop ( didnt get jailed though ) and abuse Tims
It also seen graffiti aimed at Lenny
And Sunday evening seen stabbings in bars around the town
There’s a common denominator here , and that is the game is being used as a vehicle for groups of people with their own agenda . And its not love of the sport.
The occasion is bringing the worst of society out into the open for all to see and its pure ugly and dangerous . As I write one of those stabbed clings to life say according to the news .
Just for having a pint with maybe the wrong top on or in the wrong bar .
Its disgusting and it needs to end before lives get taken and things get outta hand.
Now the Cops have waded in in saying onfield antics are putting lives at risk .
Pure crap !!!
As I mentioned earlier there was aggro before the game even started , theres that theory out the window .
And somehow I dont think 3 Rangers fans would have been stabbed in a bar should their team have walked out with the three points !
Again the Cops are full of it here .
The Celtic fans dont become violent rabid animals in the event of a defeat ,, and ” Old Firm fan ” is just one big convenient flag to drag our clubs good name down to gutter level where others dwell.
And should the Club face even the hint of a fine they should say F#@k Off.
All we did was show up and win a game . Just watch the whataboutery come flying now.
We are being failed here , failed bigtime . Wheres our leaders here , who is standing up and saying enough ? They are all on the gravy train while the national sport falls apart and fans get attacked . And its now the fault of the “ Old Firm “ players ! Jesus wept.
Time to look for new leaders. No effing doubt about it.
Please folks ,, pray for the victims , especially Francis as he fights for his life , and remember youre all far more precious than three points.