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On behalf of the vast majority of football fans in Scotland who want the act repealed I’m asking all Celtic fans who are members or supporters of the SNP to lobby their local party or MSP.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/
Delighted to see that two police officers are now being investigated for perjury relating to one of the cases concerned with the Kettling and harassment Celtic fans suffered on the Gallowgate in March 2013.
Continue reading “Police officers in perjury probe. FAC, Gallowgate”
A public meeting on ‘The Act, Policing and Civil Liberties in Scotland’ will be held in St Anne’s School in Crownpoint Road, Glasgow on Wednesday 10th June at 7 pm. Continue reading “FAC Public Meeting announced”
As long term supporters of Fans Against Criminalisation (FAC), this site welcomes and supports the statement by Celtic FC restating the club’s opposition to the Offensive Behaviour At Football And Threatening Communications Act 2012.
Continue reading “TCN Welcomes Celtic FC’s Statement On The OB Act”
Hail, Hail, just a short one. I was sent this link to a judgement in appeal over case of Celtic fans being charged/convicted of singing Roll of Honour. Regardless of your personal opinion on whether this song is offensive or should be sung at football games, the main point of contention here is contained in Section 8 of the judgement. Continue reading “Police Scotland Telling Lies Again ?”
Scotland can be a crazy place at times, but now it’s bordering on bizarre !
On a day when an STV journalist managed to shoehorn a question about Celtic and Irish Republicanism, (this during a press conference about a new kit sponsor) I was drawn via Twitter to an article in the Scotsman. Continue reading “GREEN BRIGADE CENSORED by Police Scotland !”
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 Football And Threatening Communications Act.
Continue reading “The O.B Act Was Always Going To Fail”
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. Continue reading “The Banned Bhoys by STV – FAC”