For years they have bleated that singing about the boyos was "political" and not sectarian; "we are an all inclusive club and support" they told us and then proceeded to grass up the nasty Rangers fans to the authorities every chance they got. They cried about "The Billy Boys" and the word "fenian" (while simultaneously using the word "fenian" in their own songs!), well its all come home to roost for the self-proclaimed "Greatest Fans In The World". UEFA probe over 'offensive' songs - News - Scotsman.com BBC Sport - QC Paul McBride urges Celtic to get tough on Green Brigade fans But the best of the lot is the following astonishing rant from the head of the celtic Supporters Association who seems to think that sing about a discredited oirish republican gang of thugs is a vital part of being a celtic supporter!! ********************************* We are now under attack form the Goverment, the Judiciary, and the Police" It would appear that we are now under full scale attack from the Scottish Government, the Judiciary, and the Police, not forgetting the SPL and UEFA. It seem to me that the interference of Match Commander Eddie Smith is particularly sinister; its been said that reporting to UEFA direct is common practice; if thats the case then show us the statistics; how many times has it happened in the past? And which team; or teams were involved? I would suggest that this is the next step by Alex Salmond in his campaign to impose on us the completely unnecessary new legislation regarding behaviour at football matches; and it would appear he is being abetted by the Lord Advocate Frank Mullholland and the Police. How else would they explain the case of a 17 year old Celtic supporter getting his door kicked in at 6am on Friday morning by a van load of Strathclydes Finest? His heinous crime singing Ooh ah up the RA My information is that the bhoy appeared in court yesterday afternoon; the judge was imposing the usual banning order (which in itself is a punishment before trial); but the Prosecuting Fiscal opposed that and asked that he be remanded in custody. A 17 year old remanded for singing when some of the most hardened and deviant criminals in Scotland are getting out on bail; it would seem to be completely disproportionate. I firmly believe there is far too much political interference in the policing strategy for football matches; that would appear to be the case in the Prosecuting Fiscals Office as well; is this brave new Scotland being twinned with China; or North Korea? Are we not the same support; singing the same songs; that won both the UEFA and FIFA Fair Play Awards in 2003; just what exactly has changed? I would be happy to have a debate with the Club and the other Celtic supporters groups on the issue of singing; but Im not prepared to stand back and watch a generation of young Celtic fans be criminalised for supporting their team. The Celtic fans will have to stand up and oppose these unprecedented attacks on our supporters; trying to bully us into submission will not work; that has been tried for over one hundred and twenty years; it failed then; and it will fail now. There will be a few ways of helping which I will inform you of later in the week. The most important thing now is to try and get this young bhoy out of a prison cell; and back home where he belongs. **************************************** You reap what you sow, timmy.