I see Police Scotland are now bumping their gums about a rise in sectarianism. Probably down to the fact that they want more money to video and harass football fans since the abolition of the OBAF act.
Truth is that it’s less than it was in the 1970’s but more than anyone of us would like.
From a Celtic fans view I personally have noticed a slight rise in chants including “Orange Bastards” over the past year. This is something we as a support must take ownership of and call it out. There is no room in our support for bigotry and sectarianism.
However. There’s a big Elephant in Police Scotland’s room and for that matter the Scottish society also.
The amount of sectarian Orange marches are more frequent than when I was young. This is not only unnecessary but costly to the tax payer in many ways.
These marches are amplified via a club who play out of Ibrox. What other reason can you have for an orange strip ?
Sectarianism and bigotry are learned in the home not at football matches and not only in the west of Scotland.
Police Scotland and local councils should turn their attentions to the real cause and stop using football fans as scapegoats for society’s ills.