Sunday was a better performance from our side than we have witnessed for much of the season,but events since have served to knock any slight joy we felt at even such a minor improvement. I’m sure we all saw the post-match events in Armadale in particular,where a crowd of the brethren closed off the streets as they gathered in an illegal congregation-only for an attending police van to turn tail and flee from the scene. None of their colleagues turned up later either,and the scenes there only added to the reports we have all seen from all over The Central Belt about them taking over the towns from early in the morning,painted the kerbs red white and blue,displaying their flags from as many lampposts as they could find,etc.
While not on the scale of two weeks previously,the reaction from the authorities was the same as ever-ignore everything,tolerate everything,encourage everything. What happened to a young Polish family man later in the evening was significantly worse,when he was attacked by neighbours and very nearly decapitated by their murder weapon of choice-a machete! The reporting of this horrendous crime has been disgraceful,barely registering a mention on most media sites. The reaction of the authorities has been even more low-key than that!
They then added insult to injury by releasing a statement which cleared them for their inaction two weeks previously,the one where they were complicit in the trashing of George Square when they escorted thousands of them to the site for an illegal gathering. You couldn’t make any of the above up,and in Scotland we don’t have to. We have witnessed it for years,but with the authorities burying their heads in the sands for the last decade and more,they have become more galvanised and overt in their displays of hatred.
Many of us have warned that allowing them to do as they pleased would not end well. There is little point in comparing how we would be treated under such circumstances,for we know the answers to those questions and that only proves that the laws are there to deal with every facet of their behaviour.
That there is not the will and resolve to do so is a dangerous step for Scotland. That lot know no boundaries except when they get knocked back into line. Hollyrood and Police Scotland are playing a very dangerous game by ignoring it,and as we have seen,they are gambling with lives.
Another example of burying heads in the sand came with an interview with Dermot Desmond. What a bloody car crash that was. The season isn’t over.we did everything that we could,well-run club and all the usual bullshit that has been fed to us for years. Looking for a manager is an involved and professional process,etc.
Actually,Dermot-the only time we have recruited professionally since Gordon Strachan left was when we got it right with Brendan Rodgers. Tony Mowbray got the job because of his previous connection,Neil Lennon fell into it,Ronny Deila wasn’t even meant to be the manager,and Neil Lennon Mk II was an umitigated disaster,the most horrific shower scene since Psycho. And the worst thing is the amount of recruitment required,even apart from the manager!
We don’t have our new CEO until 1st of July. We don’t have a manager. We don’t have a Director of Football. We will also need a new captain and a new chief scout,as well as God knows how many players. And we are sitting on our hands,because the new CEO needs to be consulted on all the management roles and the new management team need to be consulted about any new signings!!!
The problem with burying your head in the sand is that people will kick you up the arse-or worse! I think the Celtic support have had it with the kickings,and are quite ready to hand out a few of their own. Our board have taken us for granted,for mugs,for long enough. I think they are in for a very rude awakening fairly soon,and they can’t say they weren’t warned.
Above article by BMCUWP