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Minutes SILENCE explains it all.

Understand now?

Or shall i reach for the rest of your rod????

Grow up, ffs!

You're the one who has failed to grasp the fact that a minute's silence is not compulsory. I refuse to contribute to a minute's applause, as personally I see it as disrespectful, and I will stand in silent reflection.

Should I also be punished for that?

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Grow up, ffs!

You're the one who has failed to grasp the fact that a minute's silence is not compulsory. I refuse to contribute to a minute's applause, as personally I see it as disrespectful, and I will stand in silent reflection.

Should I also be punished for that?

Not punished - but sums you up.

Respect costs nothing.

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Fuckin sick of those fenian bastards and the shit they get away with. It's about time we indulged in some ethnic cleansing and kick the fuckers all over the streets and back to bogtrotter land.

Fuck all will happen about this banner and a year from now we'll be sickened by another one.

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Oh, and can I just say this without starting a new thread;

See when people ask the question 'would you play for Celtic', and I say no, this is exactly why. No amount of money in the world would get me in front of those scumbags.

Exactly,vile scum who i hope rot in hell and how TWB can have a go at rangers fans again is a fucking joke in itself the guy is just a prick can never have a go at celtic without mentioning us

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Exactly,vile scum who i hope rot in hell and how TWB can have a go at rangers fans again is a fucking joke in itself the guy is just a prick can never have a go at celtic without mentioning us

Did you even read what I said? I noticed as well that no-one can give a coherent argument against the points I raised. The only reaction I recieved was abuse.

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It makes it easier for you to equate them as 'pond life', If that helps you to understand why they hold the beliefs they do then that's up to you.

For me, it makes the act even more abhorrent when you consider that they are normal people - they support their team, raise family's, have jobs, pay the bills, drink in pubs, drive cars and contribute to society just as you and I do. We are far more alike than some people on both sides would care to admit.

What politics someone holds does not define them as human beings - it's trivialising the situation to refer to them in such derogatory terms as 'pond life', etc. It's a far more complex situation than that.

Define normal people,if such a thing exists?.

Maybe the description `pond life' is not as complex as you suggest.

Take for example,eight year old Kathlyn Eakin,blown to pieces by a

car bomb detonated by who, `normal people'???

Would you step asfar to describe those that,` justify in their warped mind, the planting of the car bomb,(followed by another) as a `complex situation??.

Note, why pond life???.

Frogs,toads, water lilies,the beauty of nature being used to define

hate filled murderers,I cannae grasp it.

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Define normal people,if such a thing exists?.

Maybe the description `pond life' is not as complex as you suggest.

Take for example,eight year old Kathlyn Eakin,blown to pieces by a

car bomb detonated by who, `normal people'???

Would you step asfar to describe those that,` justify in their warped mind, the planting of the car bomb,(followed by another) as a `complex situation??.

Note, why pond life???.

Frogs,toads, water lilies,the beauty of nature being used to define

hate filled murderers,I cannae grasp it.

The guy I was quoting called them Pond Life - How would you define what a normal person is?

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The guy I was quoting called them Pond Life - How would you define what a normal person is?

Normal,in my opinion does not exist.

Let's get back to the original thread.

See, on the banner,there's no mention of Irish

priests buggering Irish weans,or is

that another complex situation???

Pompous bastard springs to mind.

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Did you even read what I said? I noticed as well that no-one can give a coherent argument against the points I raised. The only reaction I recieved was abuse.

here sorry for the insult mate was just raging earlier at it all

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I was at my mates house last night and he is a big Celtic man and he was raging at these wankers..They bring in Iraq and Afghanistan into it as some sort of moral high ground.

These pricks haven't a clue and i'm glad the country has now seen them for what they are....I hope the Beggars have a big Poppy on their jersey next week to get it right up these cunts.

NO SURRENDER :uk:

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The Herald

Veterans’ anger as Celtic fans stage half-time protest against poppies

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/veterans-anger-as-celtic-fans-stage-half-time-protest-against-poppies-1.1066550

A group of Celtic fans has angered ex-servicemen in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday after they unfurled a giant banner that claimed the poppy was “bloodstained” by military activity in Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The behaviour of a minority of fans at Saturday’s match has infuriated a large proportion of the support, many of whom were astonished at the controversial display as the nation prepares to honour thousands of war dead this weekend.

Last night Celtic apologised for any offence caused and said they had launched an investigation into the incident, which would appear to breach stadium rules forbidding political demonstrations.

The charity Poppy Scotland described the flying of the anti-poppy banner during Celtic’s 9-0 victory over Aberdeen on Saturday as “disrespectful and regrettable”.

Some Celtic fans are uncomfortable supporting the Poppy Appeal because of the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

One group called ǝpɐbıɹq uǝǝɹb ǝɥʇ regularly express republican views at games and in recent weeks has stepped up pro-IRA chants.

At half time on Saturday, fans unfurled a giant banner that read: “Your Deeds Would Shame All The Devils in Hell. Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan. No Bloodstained Poppy on Our Hoops.”

The Parkhead club has already said this year marks the end of the recent practice of having the red poppy worn on the shirts of its star players.

However, the behaviour of a minority of fans has threatened to damage Celtic’s standing in the community during a sombre and poignant week when thousands of soldiers killed in two world wars and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are remembered.

Ironically, the club’s current chairman is Dr John Reid, now Baron Reid of Cardowan, who was Defence Secretary in Tony Blair’s Labour Cabinet and supported the war in Iraq.

Celtic fans’ online forums were incensed by the banner, with many believing the controversial display had gone too far.

A Celtic supporter calling herself DanniGhirl on the TalkCeltic forum wrote: “Trying to improve the atmosphere is great – and something that is well and truly needed and their displays look good, but things like their poppy protest was, in my opinion, ridiculous.

“Some of their song choices (especially at away games) leave a lot to be desired.

“Overall I’m happy they (ǝpɐbıɹq uǝǝɹb ǝɥʇ) are trying to improve the atmosphere but it sometimes can come across as them just being attention seekers.”

Another supporter calling himself Domo1888 wrote: “Do they not understand that the poppy isn’t just a sign of British Imperialism and that it commemorates everyone who’s died in war, whether it be the British troops, the Gerrys or even those who fought for the IRA?”

Poppy Scotland was quick to make its feelings known on the matter, but recognised the views of ǝpɐbıɹq uǝǝɹb ǝɥʇ did not represent Celtic supporters as a whole.

Chief executive Ian McGregor said: “Clearly, this incident was regrettable and disrespectful.

“However, I don’t believe for one moment it reflects the views of the overwhelming majority of Celtic supporters.

“The matter is something the club will have to deal with – we sympathise with them over the difficulty they face.”

Asked how servicemen and women would feel if they saw such a banner, Mr McGregor replied: “I would hope they would not judge a whole club’s support by the actions of a tiny minority.”

A Celtic spokesman said the faction responsible for the banner may be part of a smaller group within ǝpɐbıɹq uǝǝɹb ǝɥʇ, who were generally well behaved at games.

He added: “The actions of this small minority have no place at Celtic Park.

“We are investigating the matter and how the banner was brought into the ground. We apologise for any offence caused.”

Last year in Scotland, poppy buying raised £2.2 million.

The money is used to help the charity provide assistance to thousands of individual ex-servicemen and women, as well as helping to fund specialist services such as long-term care, housing and help finding employment.

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