Yesterday at the Scottish Cup semi final between Aberdeen and Celtic the stain of sectarianism again tarnished Scotland.
This season has seen a huge rise in sectarianism at football matches. We have also seen items being thrown at players, flares being let off inside of stadiums and fighting and stabbings after the last Old Firm game between Celtic and Rangers. Enough is enough.
It’s also not a coincidence that this escalation happens the season that the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act was stupidly repealed as a result of James Kelly Labour MSP (the really thick MSP of the Scottish Parliament) and against the wishes of most people in Scotland.
I appreciate there have been many blogs on this subject by far better bloggers than I but it has to end now. This behaviour is a stain on Scotland and makes us look like apes to the rest of the world. It’s bad enough that Brexit has unleashed the rascists and bigots all over the U.K. but enough is enough. The SFA and the football clubs won’t act, they tinker around the edges with bans and closing parts of stadiums, well it’s not enough. If they won’t act then it’s time the Scottish Government did and brought in a law around strict liability. Stadiums should be closed at the offending grounds until people get the message, no less.