Having read an article from ‘hail hail media’ on the rantings of football agent Bill Mcmurdo’s son, also called Bill (I’m sure he’d prefer William, might even settle for Billiam!) and having also been able to have read a few of his and other blogs before, I thought I’d stick in my tuppenceworth, now I know this could get me onto Chris Graham’s naughty list but here goes!…..SHUT UP BILLY!
Now that statement isn’t aimed at Billiam himself but at the zombies as a support, I’m sure we’ve all read some form of literature from various sites or blogs, whether its a screenshot of some neanderthalic thinking on twitter or a link to a blog with twisted logic and even worse comments sections, and as I read them I find myself thinking to myself please just ‘shut up billy’.
I can confirm that the blogs are indeed riddled with twisted religious bigotry, countless peadophillic slurs against our club and the most surprising of all, rampant PARANOIA! Yes you heard me correctly paranoia. I’ve written about this before in my ‘tin foil loyal’ post regarding Charlie Greens bigotry comment, but this paranoia, fed by the inane ramblings of David ‘Leggo’ Leggate and the somewhat more coherent and better constructed blogs by the aforementioned McMurdo is more than just Chuck Greens ‘everybody’s out to get us’ siege mentality. No this paranoia has been eating away at the rangers support for quite some time before Charlie arrived on the scene. Paranoia can be a terrible thing, we Celtic fans should know right! But this is a different kind of paranoia, whereas we believed that we were being dealt footballing injustices, dodgy decisions, rfc* getting ‘their penalty’ when they needed it most, not to mention Farry-gate, Dougie-gate and everything in between, no, the paranoia that engulfs the zombieco fans and bloggers alike forms around the idea that there is an orchestrated campaign to ‘Romanise’ Scotland and ‘wipe out the union’. Quite what this has to do with a now deceased and reformed tribute act to the club from Govan, or indeed football i’ll never know.
The belief that Stewart Regan and Neil Doncaster have been placed in power by shadowy figures with this ‘romanist agenda’ and that Peter Lawell is pulling all the strings surpasses anything that you could label the Celtic fans as being paranoid about.
However there is a darker side to this tale as, if you happen upon any of these ‘rangers bloggers’ web pages you will sense a quite angry, and at times militant attitude from the writers themselves and the hangers on that post comments, quotes that have indeed come from zombieco manager himself are often used, things like ‘they have all kicked us when we are down’ or ‘ we need to mobilise and defend our traditions’ a favourite of the vanguard bears, what traditions is that exactly? ‘The bears are angered now and we will rise up’ ‘lets send this rebel scum back to where they came from’. (Wonder if you could make up a song from those sentiments?)
There are tales of Celtic being ‘enemies of the state’ and how there is ‘timmy propaganda’ at work, apparently even Tony Blair was in on it as he was a ‘closet roman’! They constantly go on about how this is a ‘war against their culture’. This is a football team we are supposed to be talking about here remember!
The wording of these blogs is carefully chosen to incite the hatred of all things celtic and their supporters and with their inflammatory language and the fact they are written with such gusto, it may well be the cause of injury or worse to some poor sod who’s unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. (maybe after a sevco away game!)
One point that was raised that should be addressed is ‘the demonising of the Rangers support’ or more importantly ‘who is responsible for it’? There are many far flung tales given as response to this particular riddle, from Tony Blair and John Reid having a hand in it to the inevitible ‘it’s the schools’ argument but not one person suggested this, now bear with me (no pun intended) as its a little left field…..maybe….just maybe…. Is it possible that the people responsible for demonising ‘ra people’ are in fact ‘ra people’ themselves? I know crazy right! Maybe the fact that fans of many in clubs in Scotland and Manchester,Pamplona, Villareal and countless other fine cities dotted around Europe is because of the behaviour of the rangers support and the way in which they choose to ‘defend their traditions’?
I suppose though in the end it doesn’t really matter as no one likes them and they don’t care….except they do, there’s a lot of bears with sore heads out there over the fact they now know that they might have been the establishment club once upon a time and that time may come again, but in 2012 when the burden of financial irregularities finally caught up with them and their ‘brethren’ couldn’t protect them as they were exposed on a national scale their club was treated with the contempt it deserved for scamming that eye watering figure of £94m and was consigned to the scrap heap for Chuckles Green to salvage, their response isn’t to take their medicine and be glad they were allowed to form a tribute act to a club they could follow follow and be allowed into senior football despite the fact they didn’t meet the correct criteria, no their response and attitude is ‘ this must be timmys fault somehow’ or ‘we should never have let them in in the first place’ or ‘its the kaffliks that done it’ that’s the attitude that demonises the rangers support, that and the shambolic behaviour when they are on the road in Europe which thankfully shall be spared of ‘ra people’ for the next few years at least.
When will they understand that…No, it wasn’t timmys fault, it’s not because their are Catholics in Scotland, it’s not the fact that there are faith schools in Scotland that you aren’t liked, it’s because you think you can behave however you want wherever you are regardless of the rules or laws and we don’t ever…EVER have to say sorry, maybe that’s why no one likes you and you DO care!
By Wee Lubo