This is a blog I did elsewhere a week or so ago to show how the issues are still here, and how one man stood up to a regime of hate, this was written for a world audience keep in mind, I do published stuff now for an online paper in the USA so this article was not just for Celtic fans. I thought I would share it here. Just to say I never forgot what you fans did for Neil. As a Celtic fan I well up, tears come to my eyes when I look back at what he went through, and then I am filled with pride for what he overcome and achieved in the face of utter hatred. In the end HE WON, WE WON, WE ARE ALL NEIL LENNON, FOREVER GREEN, THERE IS ONLY ONE TEAM….. HH
I don’t hide my love for Glasgow Celtic football Club, I am a football man, but in the West of Scotland, football is about religion also. Neil Lennon above, born in Northern Ireland and Catholic has been attacked in the street, attacked in a stadium live on TV, had bombs and bullets as well as death threats sent to him. Weaker men would have walked away, Neil Lennon stayed, we, the Celtic fans made a song for him and a saying “We are all Neil Lennon”
This is how bad it is http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/most-dangerous-rivalry-catholic-vs-protestant-through-football/ This sectarianism and bigotry at it’s worst, I am in it for Football same as the majority, but we have problems, death threats from the Protestant side and worse. I don’t do hatred, Scotland is a very masonic, Protestant country, and nobody really hides from it or denies it. So good on Neil Lennon, he is making and creating moments for Scottish football, my team Celtic, his players and the fans, man is a LEGEND
This was common place, the media hated him, this wasn’t reported, he was reported for everything and banned a lot for nothing, he never gave up
Attacked doing his job because he was Catholic
Just the normal it was, till people got jailed, this was Lennon in the Picture, the words you can read yourself
When I got a mention on TV for writing about it
Telling Catholics to go Home as the famine is over, hard being Catholic in Scotland
How Catholics reacted to a Scottish mafia of lies and masons
He needed protection from the UDA (Ulster Defence Army)
How would you cope with this, every day in your job?
He was brave, he stayed, he won, he still is. We are ALL Neil Lennon!
He never gave in, we backed him, we protected him, we wrote about him, I wrote about him, against a corrupts game in Scotland I love, justice WAS done