Saturdays the day the teddy bears want their picnic
What law said the Union Bears!
The league trophy will be finally hoisted high by The Rangers and we will gather, march, and celebrate our victory!
There will be a pandemic alright, a pandemic of pish flowing through George Square once the blues gather.
Or maybe not.
As one side in blue prepares to enjoy being back where they believe they belong, the boys in blue will see their allegiance and bravery tested should they be ordered to ‘interfere’ with Saturdays ‘festivities’.
It’s probably the last thing the first minister wants about now. Just when they should be riding the crest of an electoral wave, a potential hand grenade gets tossed at them. My heart bleeds, but it’s actually no joking matter at all.
The mob does need to be faced up to at some stage,,their tendency to do whatever the hell they want when they want whether legal or not simply must be confronted, if nothing else for society’s sake.
If not checked whilst possible, it could grow uncontrollable, if it isn’t already.
But that mob equals a lot of votes so any attempt to guide them must be very subtle and certainly not seen as appeasing the other side, which could seriously backfire.
But so could appeasing them. The ordinary folk who had been cooped up for a year or so just want to get out and about to experience a semblance of normality again. With restrictions getting lifted, any given Saturday would see a very busy Glasgow city centre, delightful scenes for patrons and business owners alike considering what we’ve all been through.
Having given them permission to go out again, and opened the hostelries to accommodate them, enforced shutdowns are the very last thing that should happen.
Yet we’re told the boys in blue are insisting businesses around the square close down on Saturday so any party can’t avail of their services.
Upset the mob on one side, upset the public and businesses on the other side.
Rock and hard place for those calling the shots, cops caught in the middle.
And all eyes on the situation ready to judge.
Yep, I’m sure Nicola is thinking I could do without this right now.
Having halted any treble treble celebrations for the Tims, it would be a scandal and vote loser to allow their counterparts that very privilege, especially when images of a trashed square leak through accompanied by unsavoury chants.
Clamping down heavily on the Union Bears leadership, who after all are responsible for the potential illegal gathering, would seem the obvious choice for many, but that could backfire again costing votes and possibly civil disorder.
Ordering the police to completely cordon off the square and/or break up any gatherings is a lot more easier typed than accomplished, given many of the boys in blue are fans of the team in blue, and the mob just doesn’t pay much attention to them, and certainly isn’t cowed by them.
This is a very high stakes problem for the authorities now, a no win situation given that all involved parties can’t have their way, some party is missing out come Saturday afternoon.
Will it be the public, or the bears picnic?