The Curious Case OF Leigh Griffiths

The Offensive Behaviour at Football Act has been plunged into the spotlight again. Police Scotland have charged Leigh Griffiths under the act for an allegedly singing a 'racist' song in a bar full of Hibs fans. Whether he is guilty or not is not my concern, it is the question of why he and he alone was charged under this act when he could have been charged under existing race legislation ? In my opinion Police Scotland are pulling a stunt here, if Griffiths is convicted they can say that the act is…Read more

The O.B Act Was Always Going To Fail

I hope many of you have now seen the video published by STV last night. Being personally involved I have to say that while it was good in dispelling some of the myths about the Green Brigade it failed to really focus on the most important part, and that was the visit to Holyrood. However I know there is plenty of footage 'in the can' and I hope there is a follow up which focuses on the main reasons that has led us there on several occasions since 2012. The Offensive Behaviour At…Read more

The Banned Bhoys by STV – FAC

Big thanks to Peter Adam Smith for putting this together. This film was put together by STV, It's a mixture of interviews with FAC and GB members. Some of it filmed in the CSC and also following us on our visit to the Scottish Parliament. Hopefully this will dispel myths about the GB and the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act 2012. For my part I apologise for no fixing ma coat collar, and great to see the wife supporting the GB  :) Big thanks to everyone involved. HH Wullie. In this special report,…Read more

Sir Stephen House, Letter to Jackie Baillie MSP

Letter From Sir Stephen House (head of Police Scotland) To Jackie Baillie MSP regarding the Policing of Celtic fans in the Gallowgate 16/03/2013. I was hoping to publish this tomorrow with my personal critique however due to having a lot of work on I've not finished that yet. I hope to publish my views on this piece of fiction on Tuesday. Meanwhile I thought it would be a good idea to publish tonight and give everyone a chance to read it. The letter makes mention to the Green Brigade, however I would like…Read more

On Monday – That Stephen House Letter

Hail, Hail ! Following on from the launch of FAC's report on the events in the Gallowgate on Saturday March 16, 2016 we will be taking a look at a letter. The letter in question is from Scotland's top Policeman Sir Stephen House sent to Jackie Baillie SLab MSP, in reply to her request for information on Police action and resource deployment on that day. The letter is a litany of fantasy and mistruths. So enjoy the rest of your weekend and we'll see you on Monday. Hail, Hail Wullie Give us a follow…Read more

FAC Meeting With MSP’s Report.

I was delighted to join members of FAC at the launch of a report into policing at the Gallowgate on Saturday 16th of March 2013. We had hoped to launch the report inside parliament but for some reason the Presiding officer refused to allow that. This is something that TCN will return to at another time as it seems that when it comes to attending the Scots Parliament there are one set of rules for football fans and another set for everyone else. We were accompanied by Peter Adam Smith from STV who…Read more
Propaganda against an independent Scotland goes into full gear!

Propaganda against an independent Scotland goes into full gear!

100 days today till the vote that will free my country from austerity and a regime out to look after their own and their own pockets. A quick look at the Sunday paper front pages and we see unreal propaganda aimed at the undecided and Yes voters. So I like many will highlight this in an effort to make Scottish people see it is a willing media spreading fear for a worried Government. Scottish people (You will see the list below) are the smartest on the planet, we helped shape and invent the modern…Read more
FAC goes to Aberdeen and gets a Section 12 Notice

FAC goes to Aberdeen and gets a Section 12 Notice

FAC goes to Aberdeen and gets a Section 12 Notice The plan by FAC to organise a protest at SNP Spring 2014 conference was made a few weeks before the event.  It was advertised on social media and on websites belonging to the organisations which make up FAC.  Nothing too earthshattering here it has to be said – pretty standard stuff for single-issue campaigns such as our one against the Offensive Behaviour Act.  On the Thursday before the event (which took place on weekend of 11/12 April) the police emailed one of the organisers on her…Read more
Hocus FoCUS – Dons Cop it !

Hocus FoCUS – Dons Cop it !

Hocus FoCUS - Dons Cop it ! Well I think we have all seen some ridiculous repercussions of the Offensive Behavior at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012 but the latest decision by Hocus FoCUS and senior Police takes the prize! It has emerged that the original display planned by Aberdeen supporters below was knocked back by Police Scotland for....... wait for it.............. 'they felt may have caused offence due its supposed IRA connotations'. Question: Who in their right mind would have drawn such a comparison or any connotation with the IRA ? Answer:…Read more