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Are we next?

by Alan Marshall

HEARTS last night warned fans they could be arrested if they wave the Red Hand of Ulster flag at Tynecastle.

The capital club are sending letters to all their supporters outlining concerns over the flag being used in an inciteful manner.

The moves follow the volatile SPL meeting between Hearts and Celtic last month when a home fan was alleged to have assaulted Parkhead manager Neil Lennon. Celtic fans also clashed in ugly scenes with stewards.

Hearts made it clear anyone, including visiting supporters, who waves the Red Hand of Ulster flag will face arrest.

Chief executive David Southern, speaking at the club's AGM yesterday, said: "What happened in that May game can never happen again.

"All we are asking is what are the reasons for the colours you're flying at Tynecastle?

"As regards the Union Jack, there is no club that deserves the right to fly the Union Jack more than Hearts given the sacrifices of our players. We would never ban the Union Jack.

"But it's been hijacked and it can be hijacked by a minority of our supporters. We need to be very careful of that.

"As regards the Red Hand of Ulster, quite frankly there is no relevance of that flag at this ground, unless you're from Ulster Hearts Supporters' Club, which I believe exists.

"You can't be arrested for having a flag or being in possession of a flag unless it's a prescribed flag.

"What you can be arrested for is waving it in an inciteful manner. If it's used in an inciteful manner to intimidate away fans at Tynecastle, or when we travel, those responsible will be arrested."

Southern said they would be "aghast" if they face a hefty sanction from the SPL over the alleged attack on Lennon.

He told the AGM: "We've spent the last four or five weeks in detailed discussions with the SPL, police and stewarding companies in every effort to try to reduce the sanctions the club may face.

"We did everything in advance of the game that we possibly could. We'd be aghast if the SPL came back and said there was a hefty fine on its way or anything worse than that.

"Because of the person who ran on, we're going to make the entire lower main stand a season-ticket holder only area."

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Sunday Mail

Are we next?

by Alan Marshall

HEARTS last night warned fans they could be arrested if they wave the Red Hand of Ulster flag at Tynecastle.

The capital club are sending letters to all their supporters outlining concerns over the flag being used in an inciteful manner.

The moves follow the volatile SPL meeting between Hearts and Celtic last month when a home fan was alleged to have assaulted Parkhead manager Neil Lennon. Celtic fans also clashed in ugly scenes with stewards.

Hearts made it clear anyone, including visiting supporters, who waves the Red Hand of Ulster flag will face arrest.

Chief executive David Southern, speaking at the club's AGM yesterday, said: "What happened in that May game can never happen again.

"All we are asking is what are the reasons for the colours you're flying at Tynecastle?

"As regards the Union Jack, there is no club that deserves the right to fly the Union Jack more than Hearts given the sacrifices of our players. We would never ban the Union Jack.

"But it's been hijacked and it can be hijacked by a minority of our supporters. We need to be very careful of that.

"As regards the Red Hand of Ulster, quite frankly there is no relevance of that flag at this ground, unless you're from Ulster Hearts Supporters' Club, which I believe exists.

"You can't be arrested for having a flag or being in possession of a flag unless it's a prescribed flag.

"What you can be arrested for is waving it in an inciteful manner. If it's used in an inciteful manner to intimidate away fans at Tynecastle, or when we travel, those responsible will be arrested."

Southern said they would be "aghast" if they face a hefty sanction from the SPL over the alleged attack on Lennon.

He told the AGM: "We've spent the last four or five weeks in detailed discussions with the SPL, police and stewarding companies in every effort to try to reduce the sanctions the club may face.

"We did everything in advance of the game that we possibly could. We'd be aghast if the SPL came back and said there was a hefty fine on its way or anything worse than that.

"Because of the person who ran on, we're going to make the entire lower main stand a season-ticket holder only area."

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If we are, then the scum should be forbidden to fly the flag of a foreign country :dry:

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so ban the hand of ulster from tynecastle ? do you think that really stops the hearts fans shouting at septic ? c'mon to fuck now if you want ban the red hand then ban a tri-colour ? it clearly incites more stuff there than the red hand or am I wrong ?

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"As regards the Union Jack, there is no club that deserves the right to fly the Union Jack more than Hearts given the sacrifices of our players. We would never ban the Union Jack.

What does this mean?

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Soon at the fitba everyone will have there hands tied behind there backs and there mouths taped up!

You keep your sexual fantasies for a Friday big man.

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