Will the Match Commander report RFC fans for sectarian singing ?

This should be interesting. Celtic fans were reported earlier on in the season for Political/illicit chanting so we watch with interest to the Police reaction to RFC supporters singing sectarian songs and chants.
This was reported today in the Independent.
The movement of people towards the stadium contained a subdued pride. It was the first occasion for the supporters to react en masse to the club falling into administration. The songs were familiar, but delivered with an edge. It was not wholly uplifting, though, and there was a rendition of the banned “Billy Boys”, with its lyric “up to our knees in Fenian blood”, during the first half. The stadium then chanted at the referee, Iain Brines, “Who’s the Fenian in the black?”
These outbursts could lead to disciplinary action from the SPL, and they were a betrayal of the notion that the fans are doing their best for the beleaguered club. Those fans had come to prove their support, but instead succumbed to some old anti-Catholic sentiments, and so caused another self-inflicted blow.
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/scottish/rangers-subside-in-disgraceful-style-7177896.html
This was reported in the Herald
THE Catholic Church last night condemned Rangers fans for promoting “poisonous bigotry” after sectarian chants and songs marred the team’s first match following the club being put into administration.
Despite repeated efforts to stamp out the problem in recent years, anti-Catholic abuse was repeatedly heard on the terraces during yesterday’s game against Kilmarnock.
Chants of “F****n b******s” were heard during the first half of the match, followed by a rendition of the loyalist song The Billy Boys, which has been banned by Uefa for the line “we’re up to our knees in F****n blood”.
Later, some refereeing decisions which provoked controversy among Rangers supporters prompted a widespread chant of: “Who’s the F****n in the black”.
Before the match got under way, Rangers’ administrators said that new information they had uncovered about club finances had “only added to the confusion” over the whereabouts of a £24.4 million payment made to Rangers by company, Ticketus, for the purchase of season tickets. Administrators added, however, that HMRC does not want to see a situation where the club is liquidated
Those responsible for sectarian chanting at yesterday’s match were condemned for dredging up songs of “hate and ignorance” on a day when Rangers fans had packed into Ibrox to show their support for their crisis-hit club.
Peter Kearney, spokesman for the Catholic Church, said: “Sadly poisonous sectarian bigotry is all too often a part of some Rangers’ fans identity. Despite repeated efforts by the club – and to their great embarrassment – anti-Catholic hostility is still alive and well among many Rangers fans.”
Dave Scott, campaign director of the anti-bigotry charity Nil by Mouth, said: “This was a day when some Rangers fans came to show their true feelings for their club. I suspect any true supporter will be sickened to their stomach that others have chosen this day of all days to dredge up these songs of hate and ignorance.”
A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “We deplore sectarian or bigoted chanting at any grounds or from any fans in Scotland.”
http://www.heraldscotland.com/mobile/news/home-news/rangers-historic-day-is-marred-by-songs-of-hate-and-ignorance.16793838
This was reported in the Scotsman
Banners, flags, songs. And, lord, what singing there was at times. Old favourites re-emerged when Killie were running amok and the thunder was at its peak. They sang of “Fenian bastards” and sang “Who’s the Fenian in the black?” at referee Iain Brines, not just in small clusters but in vast numbers and with a carefree abandon.
http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/spl/rangers_administration_down_but_not_out_despite_defeat_1_2125383
The Billy Boys is neither political nor illicit. It is a hate fuelled sectarian song which is illegal under Scots Law. We’ll just have to see what the Police do about this.

Comments

  1. They are despicable vile cretinous vermin and I hope they get the punishement that they deserve. And they wonder why we wish to see the end of them!

  2. They are despicable vile cretinous vermin and I hope they get the punishement that they deserve. And they wonder why we wish to see the end of them!

  3. Check out the footage on You tube of the Rangers bus going to the Killie game, Old men, Women & Children belting out the Billy Boys. From theCradle to the Grave they promote & encourage sectarianism & in particular – Anti Catholic views. The Video sums up the problem that Scotland faces in the years ahead & the unreported problems that we have had to live with all our lives. If the Billy Boys is unlawful arrest the Pensioners & Woman on the Video & TRY & educate the young kids who join along before they to are not welcome anywhere in the world outside these shores.

  4. Check out the footage on You tube of the Rangers bus going to the Killie game, Old men, Women & Children belting out the Billy Boys. From theCradle to the Grave they promote & encourage sectarianism & in particular – Anti Catholic views. The Video sums up the problem that Scotland faces in the years ahead & the unreported problems that we have had to live with all our lives. If the Billy Boys is unlawful arrest the Pensioners & Woman on the Video & TRY & educate the young kids who join along before they to are not welcome anywhere in the world outside these shores.

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