On Monday 3rd October there will be a FAC Open/Public Meeting in St Anne’s Primary School in Crownpoint Road, Glasgow G40 2RA at 7.30pm. Fans of all clubs and non-football fans are welcome as this is an issue which affects us all.The purpose of the meeting is to bring people up to date with the campaign to have the Offensive Behaviour Act repealed and also to highlight some recent and disturbing actions by the Police Service of Scotland against FAC activists. Continue reading “FAC PUBLIC MEETING”
Things have taken a cynical turn and it would appear that Police Scotland will go to extrodonary lengths to hold on to their ‘budget boost’ from the Scottish government. Continue reading “FAC activist targeted by police”
When I set up TCN in 2011 it was against the background of the so called ‘shame game’ and the SNP’s ‘Summit’. Little did I realise that football fans from every club in Scotland would be criminalised from the outcome of the SNP’s ‘summit’. I won’t rake over the coals of the ‘shame’ game, we all have eyes in our head and as such know what happened. Continue reading “Welcome to The Celtic Network FAC Files”
James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, is consulting on a Members’ Bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Scotland Act 2012. Currently there is support across all opposition parties in the Scots Parliament for a repeal of this ill thought out piece of legislation. The only party in favour of retaining the Act are the SNP government.
On behalf of the vast majority of football fans in Scotland who want the act repealed I’m asking all Celtic fans who are members or supporters of the SNP to lobby their local party or MSP. Please let them know of your opposition to this illiberal act.
It is vitally important that members or supporters of the SNP, who attend football ask your party’s representative why they would vote to maintain an act that does nothing to fight sectarianism/bigotry in Scottish society. Also, ask them why in times when the national budget is under sever pressure millions of pounds are being wasted on FoCUS.
Football fans need to see beyond party political lines and come together to help repeal Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.
For more information please visit. https://scraptheact.com/