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IRA Flag at Ibrox? Probably not the Sharpest knife in the Drawer.

September 17, 2009

IdiotAaron Laing will pay dearly for his stunt.

How much does stupidity cost? £500 and 3 years away from football for Aaron Laing.

The 21 year old Celtic supporter was caught on CCTV and cited with breaching the peace….and he was at Ibrox no less.  Now we know he’s a moron.  With a death wish apparently.

According to Laing’s defense lawyer:

“He’s extremely ashamed of his behaviour and has also embarrassed his family and the club and supporters.

His girlfriend at the time has a relative who at that time had a significant connection to the club and his actions also caused significant embarrassment to her and her family.

He has been branded a thug, a yob and a bigot but he could far more accurately be described as drunken and foolish.”

Given the history of the Old Firm, one would think that this kind of stunt would possibly lead to a riot or at very least, Laing seeing the end of a fist.

Being of Irish descent myself, I’d like to sit down with Laing and discuss the history of  Republicanism and Sinn Féin and the IRA being that he’s so passionate.  Something tells me he wouldn’t have the foggiest what to say…..and nobody wants this nonce representing their political movement or football club I’m sure.

In other news, two more idiots were charged with abuse after taunting Celtic supporters about the death of Hoops Legend Tommy Burns.

Is it just me or does stupidity and tastelessness seem to be reaching fever pitch in the stands?

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  1. maserati4200 permalink
    September 17, 2009 5:26 pm

    Nope – he’s thick, brainless and a moron.

    Such people do exist but, thankfully they are in a minority.

  2. September 17, 2009 5:30 pm

    No KP its always been there..its just getting coverage for some reason now. When weve played Celtic at OT over the years theres been plenty of IRA flags and other such bullshit like their songs (i have no time for the Old Firm). It is by no means a new thing. This guy is being made a bit of a scapegoat in many ways..idiot that he is. Politics has no place in football

    im suprised by how much of the tasteless stuff actually makes the press…a few years back i was at Millwall where 10,000 fans sang “Gas the Jew” for 90 minutes to Eyal Berkovic. Nobody even reported it. Everything seems to be so newsworthy these days! If it had been reported that Leeds and Liverpool fans had sung songs about Munich, they would be on the front page every day.

    • September 17, 2009 5:40 pm

      Maybe it’s better things are reported. Then some guidelines can be put in place.
      It’s football, there SHOULD be animosity and piss taking and a bit of exchange, but there has to be a limit, no?
      “Gas the Jew?” I mean, how can someone even bring themselves to say that?
      I’m truly surprised there aren’t more scenes like Millwall v West Ham on a regular basis if all this is going on.
      I think in some cases, politics has actually added to football. But not when it becomes so incredibly ugly.

      • September 17, 2009 6:13 pm

        i get your jist. My feelings have always been that if you are caught being a hooligan or singing extremely offensive (race etc) songs then you should be banned from football grounds for life…no come back..just banned. That would scare alot of the idiots off

        Truth is they are a very small minority now, bar maybe Millwall and some of the London firms. In fact more offensive stuff gets sung on an old firm derby than probably the whole of the prem put together.

        Great thing about that Berkovic night…he absolutely pissed on Millwall (playing for City) they absolutely destroyed them and he was the star player..he just strutted round the pitch with his chest out. Only time ive ever been happy that City were battering their opposition..

        For me Politics and Football do not mix…like Religion and Football as well…just gives morons an excuse to behave like loons in the name of something other than their mentality of idiocy. I think the popular press reporting on it all gives column inches to peoples who crave it and dont deserve it..thats not a comment on your article BTW..im talking about the tabloids

        Oh and that Millwall West Ham thing was an organised event and had nothing to do with chanting or whatever..the press blew it up. The police got lazy and should have seen it coming.

  3. September 17, 2009 7:19 pm

    As a supporter of Celtic, I’ve always wanted to see an Old Firm Clash. Not meant in a sexist way but sounds it may not be the best place for a girl?

    On your point, Rob. Agreed. That’s why I said this buffoon probably has no understanding of the Troubles in Ireland or the history of the political struggle there. So exactly, it’s just an excuse to behave like a loon in the name of something other then his idiot mentality….

    Reports say the rest of the match went on without incident though so there is hope- the majority of both club supporters weren’t having it.

    • September 17, 2009 7:47 pm

      Were getting old KP! at 21 that guy wont remember the IRA bombing campaigns of the mainland..I remember the bomb that blew up Manchester clearly tho i was young.. Its all in the history books but he probably cant read

      • September 17, 2009 7:52 pm

        Yeah, I saw the spot when I was in Manchester. Surreal.
        Some would say the Troubles aren’t totally over so 21 or not, a divided country remains. But none of that has anything to do with a football match in Glasgow.

        And we are getting old. My birthday is in 2 months and there’s nothing I would like more than a good friend with access to Walkers Salt and Vinegar Squares to send a few packets to the US of A……..my stash from June’s holiday has run dry.

      • September 18, 2009 9:13 am

        I live in Warrington, those arseholes bombed us too. Put bombs in bins in the centre of the town and killed two small children.

        They tried to do it again and bomb a few gas tankers – luckily those things had been derelict for years otherwise I might not be here now.

        Fucking scum.

  4. September 17, 2009 8:01 pm

    Exactly…football matches are not the place to demonstrate these things

    Are you really that desperate for Squares? its like your crack! I will post you some..(that makes me some sort of drug dealer)

    • September 17, 2009 8:03 pm

      For my BDay would be awesome. Don’t know what I can send back your way. Twizzlers, Double Stuffed Oreos, and Old Bay seasoning is what friends ask me to bring when I’m over. Just say the word boss.

      • September 17, 2009 8:09 pm

        Lol..i will think of a food treat..i remember eating Fluffernutters as they were called in Boston, but i fear that they would kill me now..it was that marshmellow gooey stuff and peanut butter…owe! that would destroy my fitness regime in about 3 minutes flat

  5. September 5, 2010 8:02 pm

    I support you Aaron.

    “Politics is no place for football”

    That’s pish. Fans are allowed to express their political identity. It’s been like that since the ’30s. So stop now pretending you have been blind of the fact. Where on this flag does it say “PIRA”, “RIRA”, “CIRA”? Exactly. it doesn’t. Original IRA? The one that originally fought for Irish freedom? How do we know it isn’t that one.

    And just because someone isn’t a scummy British imperialist patriot, it doesn’t make them a thug, yob or “bigoted”. learn the meaning of the words.

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