Two cheeks of the same arse,my arse!
This article didn’t start out as one. It was meant to be a general point last Friday morning just after I’d finished work,and simply a comment. It grew legs when my mind bounced off at a tangent-tiredness is a hallucinogenic,I can tell you! So sit back and relax,cos for sure,I bliddy do!
After my usual hectic midweek,I had been reading back on the articles and posts. Some quality stuff,folks-I should take time off more often!
Cap doffed to you all as you kept up the level of informative and friendly debate.
A number of the posts have been about the sectarian abuse levelled in our direction-as well as the shock revelation about paedophilia being hushed up at Ibrox. Neither should be seen as a means of point scoring of course,but I hope that wider society will learn darn soon to view these and other problems within it as problems of society itself,and not of a narrow subsection.
On which point,I was wondering the other day about the religious make up-if there is such a thing anymore in these secular days-of our support,and on how it could be estimated. After all,going to a Catholic school is no reliable guide to a person’s religion anymore. The reason I was wondering is that we all love our Rebs,we all know our history and our beginnings-but we all know fellow Celtic supporters who certainly don’t come from a traditional Celtic background. Should they love our Rebs? Should they HAVE to love them as part of the deal? (Plus I do a LOT of driving on Wednesday and Thursday and I need to keep my mind occupied!!!)
Anyway,I can think of half a dozen or more who post on here regularly and certainly don’t come from that traditional background just as an example!
The only method I could come up with was to take the population of Scotland and its recognised %age of Catholics,which is around 16%. Then the total number of attendees at football matches in Scotland against the total at Celtic Park. To make it slightly fairer,I decided that 95% of fans at the latter were supporting the home team but I ignored entirely the number of Celtic fans and other Catholics at other grounds.
For season 17-18,this gave a total 1.04m out of 4.48m. My 8 times table says 13/56 or 23.2% of fans at football grounds in Scotland were there to support Celtic at home. Ignoring those mentioned in the above paragraph,that suggests that around a third of our support aren’t Catholics.
My point? Well,maybe it’s time to give the Rebs a rest-especially when inside the ground. Yes,I know not all of them were Catholic anyway,United Irishmen,Protestant Men,etc. But that lot sing about being up to their knees in our blood when a third of us don’t meet even their warped criteria anyway! Our traditional songbook serves only to reinforce their bigotry and to give outsiders a chance to tar us as being every bit as bad. It’s time to leave it outside the ground,treasure it for the supporters buses and supporters clubs or parties with the lads.
Times have changed. We complain about the knuckle draggers on the other side of the city,that they are stuck in a time warp-and they’re welcome to it.
But it’s not for me.
Above article by BMCUWP. See how easy it is to write one-this just started off as a comment! You know you can do it,drop us a line with your hallucinogenic thoughts and we will happily put them on display as Article of the Day. Mail it to Mahe