As the ripples from Saturday’s attack on civil liberties start to spread across the globe with several major media outlets now taking an interest we Celtic fans now have a window of opportunity to demand change in Police tactics and the full repeal of the first part of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill. We also have a right to demand that those running our club give us their full support and backing.
This bill as predicted on here and other places has nothing to do with curbing sectarian hatred and everything to do with the oppression of human rights. The thin edge of the wedge of a Police State Scotland.
I would go as far as to say that all football fans must unite to have this legislation scrapped asap. It’s clear from several people I have been in contact over the weekend including a prominent QC that Rangers fans groups and others are coming under increasing harassment by the Police all around Scotland.
What happened on Saturday was a reflection of all that is wrong in Scotland under an SNP administration. Any chance they had of me voting Yes in a referendum has gone. I will consider voting yes if I get a promise that another party will campaign for power post referendum and will repeal this terrible legislation and return the Police to doing their real jobs which is keeping citezens safe.
I have sent an official complaint to Strathclyde Police (details below). I have also sent copies to my MP, MSP and MEP. This attack on civil liberties cannot stand unchallenged.
If anyone is in doubt that senior people at Celtic and some fans association are actively involved in helping the Police or turning a blind eye I suggest you listen to the following section of the Celtic Dreams Pod cast from the weekend
To make a formal complaint to Strathclyde police download and complete this PDF http://www.strathclyde.police.uk/assets/pdf/22888/Complaints_About_The_Police.pdf and then email it to ProfessionalStandardsDepartment@strathclyde.pnn.police.uk
Please also consider sending a copy to Supporters Direct, Celtic FC, your MP,MSP and MEP.
You can also contact Gildeas Solicitors who are acting on behalf of some of the innocents arrested on Saturday with any Images, videos or evidence you have.
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