Broonie Charged With Ripping The Pish.
I hate Thursdays. Split shifts,and I got up yesterday to the news that Scott Brown had been charged by the SFA with “Not acting in the best interests of Association Football.”
Naturally,I checked the date…
I really don’t know where to start with this,apart from the obvious,that most people,had they known of the existence of such a rule,would have volleyed it straight at the SFA for their behaviour over the years. Like just for starters perpetuating the myth that a seven year old club is the most successful in the history of the game with 114 trophies,won at an average of,erm,precisely nothing per year of their existence. Work that one out!
It is interesting that the charge has been levied through the SFA,and not The Compliance Officer. I’ve said previously that I think she will leave the first chance she gets,and this merely hastens that day. That the charge took four days-rather than the normal two-day period-speaks volumes,in my opinion. It smacks of certain interested parties with an axe to grind,poring over the rule books to find something,anything,with which to do Broonie.
And on finding that he hadn’t broken any of them-cue much wailing and gnashing of teeth-they decided to tailor one to suit. That’s right,instead of looking to make the punishment fit the crime,they decided to make up the crime to fit up the defendant.
In other words,a fit-up. But we all know that.
Presumably they couldn’t find any of use in this list,but give them time…
I don’t need to remind you of sequence of events on Sunday,nor of those in previous games-though I’ll mention a few. And I certainly don’t need to remind you of the hypocritical howls of moral outrage that have poisoned our screens,newspapers and airwaves in the few days since. Though I’ll give a special mention to The Screaming Skull,Alex Rae,who has been demanding the head of Scott Brown during that time. Presumably so that he,TSS,can kick it,just like he did the Spartak Moscow player who was unfortunate enough to be on the pitch at the same time as an unbridled thug. He got a five-match ban for that,and I presume he paid his fine via an EBT.
Scott Brown has been the victim of serious attempts to both injure him and to wind him up in the hope that he will react and be sent off. We’ve all seen it,all too often,over the years. Well,apart from those in the SFA and the MSM who are currently calling for him to be done,for surely they would have levelled the same attacks on his abusers had that been the case. Not so long ago,a Rangers supporter even attacked him on the pitch! And in the last match at Ibrox,he was booted in the nuts-IN FULL VIEW OF THE REFEREE!!
No action was taken,then or afterwards. The media were silent,the SFA were silent. Everyone was happy.
On Sunday,as usual,the opposition did everything they could to trigger his temper. They elbowed him,they punched him. They kicked him,attacked him after the game.
Broonie’s reaction was the one that,strangely,everyone is advised to do in such a situation-in all walks of life.
He laughed it off,allowing the authorities to deal with it. Well done,that man. You deserve a medal. Instead,have another boot in the baws,we’ve made up a charge using a rule that nobody knew even existed and which certainly wasn’t designed for such an occurrence,and we are gonna do you.
That’s not even victim blaming,that’s victimisation.
Celtic have said that the club will vigorously defend itself against all charges-the club has also been charged with failing to control its players on Sunday. Presumably because we didn’t lie down to be battered by members of The Establishment Team as they physically attacked our players at the end of the match.
Well,Celtic,I’ve got a completely different opinion on how you should be dealing with this.
DON’T say you will vigorously defend,go on the attack. Tell the SFA that they must justify the charge,demand to know why this obscure part of the rule book has been so manipulated that Scott Brown-the victim of some serious assaults on the day,remember!-can be charged with an offence when no-one in the history of the game has similarly been charged using the same mechanism. And get them told that you are contemptuous of the process whereby our players are deemed to have been unruly when the facts are clear as day,that they were being physically attacked en masse-a situation which their officials were woefully inept in dealing with.
The only thing we were guilty of on Sunday was wearing The Hoops-oh,and winning. Everything else is a smokescreen to deflect from the poison that pervades every level of The Greatest Wee Country in the World.
We are guilty of bringing it on ourselves,as they say…
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