They are The People

3 June 2013

The words can be read only with either mild amusement or a sense of pity.


Which people, exactly?

The people who snigger about a ‘debt-free’ club while the creditors count their losses? Or the people moving into the Scottish Second Division riddled with legal challenges and embarrassment at the latest disastrous Great Leader?

The people with a “rightful place” at the top of Scottish football, just months after being found guilty of withholding player registration information from the governing football bodies over a 10-year period?

Or the people who forced national broadcaster ESPN to apologise live on air for the behaviour of a mob of racists chanting their poison at a live football match?

Any notion of being The People is met with bemused looks across Britain.

The decent, law abiding fans who supported their club through thick and thin should by now have the sense to look past the rabble-rousing PR and ask a few questions before investing in a new Rangers mug never mind a season ticket.

Others will put their hands in their pockets and wait to see how it pans out.

With his pleas Ally McCoist must accept his responsibilities. For a second season the second-highest paid manager in Scottish football is asking the fans to stump up. Does he have absolute faith in those running the club?

He should be up front with those who bought their season books last year and found the money to pay into the Sevco share issue. Those people deserve transparency, not sound bites.

It has the look of an exercise in manipulation designed to get people spending, as though fans can be conditioned like Pavlov’s dogs to salivate when the tribal buzzer is pressed.

Others look on with discomfort at the humiliation. It’s almost painful to watch and the Scottish laughing stock continues. Some dignity here really would not go amiss.

They really are the people.

Whatever sells the tickets.

9 thoughts on “They are The People

  1. Von Schiehallion June 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm Reply


  2. chancer67 June 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm Reply

    They are the people who would like to turn Glasgow into Belfast of the last few decades,with their hate filled agendas.They are the people who terrorize young catholics making their holy communion in Partick yesterday walking by The Rosevale pub owned or formerly owned by the current Sevco chairman.

    I think the time for remaining silent is over ,the only way to beat bullies is to front them up, as most of them are shitebags when all said and done.

    This is my country as much as it is “the peoples “and I for one wont be scared off by the ugly bastards that crawl along our streets following their sect and causing embarrasment to all decent Scots.

    Good article by the way.

  3. Craigieboy June 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm Reply

    Good to see it annoys you so much, you know it and we know it. Those who know what it means need no explanation, those who don’t know? Don’t matter….

  4. WATP June 4, 2013 at 10:09 am Reply

    I sense your pain Angela.We are still here.We are the biggest,best and most sucessful club in Scotland.We really are, the people.

  5. caltonlad June 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm Reply

    Telling a stupid person he’s stupid is pointless, he doesn’t understand. Same applies to bigots. I enoyed reading your article Angela, but then I understand. I won’t give in and I know you and all decent Scottish citizens won’t either.

  6. Cath mahood June 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm Reply

    My nephews a fan of the late Rangers FC, I never realised how extremely thick he was until all this happened watp is the attitude that’s cost them dearly.

  7. AyrshireScot June 4, 2013 at 6:52 pm Reply

    You seem offended and annoyed Angela but I must admit I’m a bit lost at what exactly,as the article seems all over the place ? It looks at first as if it’s the PR,but that would be silly as every company does that,then you go off onto all different stuff… I said a bit all over the place.

    • Angela Haggerty June 4, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

      Not offended or annoyed, ‘mild amusement’ and ‘pity’ were the words I chose. Happy to clarify for you.

      • AyrshireScot June 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        TBH it doesn’t,maybe I’ve just had too much sun today lol

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