Not In My Name
Today’s article was intended to make you all jealous of our recent trip to Cologne/Leverkusen,but it can wait. Suffice to say that ACGR’s Hootenanny flag got a few outings again!
Sunday’s performance on the pitch was outstanding,the best I have seen us play for a long time. I doubt that anyone here will disagree. And I’m willing to take the flak for referring to our rivals as the huns as I do this,but our away support detracted from a fantastic performance on the pitch.
I think everyone knows that my background is 50/50 Catholic and Protestant,that I was brought up in Kilwinning. I shared a bedroom with my Papa,born in 1892,until he died in 1974. Silicosis,a wasting disease-bloody hell,he must have been some size of a bloke beforehand!
My pal around that time had a sister,pals with my own sister. Call her H. Their own Papa was the Right Reverend at Kilwinning Abbey. Mine had told everyone that he wanted to be buried by that man,because he had so much respect for him.
Aye,maybe not the thing to say to kids about 6 or 8yo,but respect was the thing,what mattered. And then,H ran down to go out to play and said-Mr P,do you still want to be buried by my Papa,cos yer gonna have to hurry up as he’s retiring soon!
Back then,I knew the songs. Back then,my Dad and his friends made it plain that there was a time and a place. Back then,I was going to the games with my pal,whose background was not mine,whose Papa had come out of retirement to bury mine.
I can honestly say that I’ve never asked anyone their religion,male or female,drinking partner or potential girlfriend. Or their politics either,as neither are important. You find out eventually.
But I knew the songs,wasn’t allowed on the bus unless I knew them!
So that was fifty and forty years ago,and aye,I did know them. Then,about forty years ago I’m giving it big licks in The Jungle,standing alongside the finest bloke I’ve ever met outside of my family,and thought…
Turns out that I’ve actually forgotten a lot of the words to the songs since then,but I can remember the ones that I think are ok. Yes,I’ve decided which songs are fine,and which aren’t. So get me,eh?
Anyone who thought that songbook on Sunday was acceptable needs to have a good look at themselves. Anyone who thought that it wouldn’t be thrown back at us,two cheeks,needs a kick on both of them.
Anyone singing stuff like that insults every single Protestant Man,to quote a song. Insults our famous open to everyone,insults every non-Catholic supporter,whether Jew,Hindu,Moslem.
Kyogo may be Shinto,btw-think of that?! Naw,they only think of the IRA. Tossers.
Celtic are not a sectarian club,nor are our supporters in any way so inclined. Our away support however suggests otherwise. And it needs to be stopped.
Above article by BMCUWP