Sectarianism In Sport


Following on from our successul solution of the problem of sexism in sport (see here) our attention has been forcibly turned to the even less palatable problem of sectarianism, with particular regard to Scottish football (note for foreign readers - you may know this under the erroneous eponym of "soccer"; I do hope you appreciate the free education you get here).


Since the newspapers have insisted that Something Must Be Done, so our new and shiny SNP government have obviously decided to Do Something. What that Something is has turned out to be the "Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act".

It is a wide-ranging piece of legislation, badly thought out and poorly framed, as is the fashion with recent British legislation. A fuller fisking will appear here as soon as I can find the time to do it. However, we have been able to determine the apparent limit of the terracing chant permissible under the new legislation. Please click through and practice for your next visit to Ibrox or Parkhead:


All together now:

"I say, you chaps, play the game, why won't you?"

There, that should keep you out of jail.

Unless, of course, you shout it a women's game, although you'll be imprisoned under different legislation.