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So according to the evening times, andy bates, chief superintendent was on the whole delighted with the behaviour of the fans.... 25 arrests, nine breach of the peace, one raciallly aggrivated breach, six sectarian breaches and six drink related offences.

Now I remember the days when this sort of behaviour by fans of the old firm were deemed highly offensive, neandrethal behaviour and the press talking abt how much it costs on police costs, court time etc..

My view is that it is the olf firm fans who get singled out as such and in particular the rangers fans. How ccan the say the word feni*n is offensive when 50,000 are singing paddy mccourts feni*n army. Now surely if they are happy to call themselves that, surely any decent lawyer would argue for justice, ie fairness in society.. Surely if two people stand beside each other and use the word one can be arrested and one walks away. When does it become offensive. What the old firm fans should have done, as much as it wld hurt to walk together to sfa/spl/ hollyrood wherever to show unity that we did not want the bill. We shout dogs abuse at each other for 90 mins, or where tims involved usually how many minutes they want to add on! But we let the chance slip, and now all that is happening is gonna be tit for tat. I want him arrested for saying this and someone else saying wants someone else arrested for that.. So I go back to my initial point, he was delighted by the behaviour yet last old firm game I believe it was 17 arrest, six for sectarian breach. Yet no big deal this time round at final...we have all been dealt the shitiest hand by government, and again we sat and prob moaned abt it on the forums, both sides of the divide.

The supporters associations should agree in principle no fans report anything to the authorities, its the only way we can stop the snowball effect of this legislation.

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So according to the evening times, andy bates, chief superintendent was on the whole delighted with the behaviour of the fans.... 25 arrests, nine breach of the peace, one raciallly aggrivated breach, six sectarian breaches and six drink related offences.

Now I remember the days when this sort of behaviour by fans of the old firm were deemed highly offensive, neandrethal behaviour and the press talking abt how much it costs on police costs, court time etc..

My view is that it is the olf firm fans who get singled out as such and in particular the rangers fans. How ccan the say the word feni*n is offensive when 50,000 are singing paddy mccourts feni*n army. Now surely if they are happy to call themselves that, surely any decent lawyer would argue for justice, ie fairness in society.. Surely if two people stand beside each other and use the word one can be arrested and one walks away. When does it become offensive. What the old firm fans should have done, as much as it wld hurt to walk together to sfa/spl/ hollyrood wherever to show unity that we did not want the bill. We shout dogs abuse at each other for 90 mins, or where tims involved usually how many minutes they want to add on! But we let the chance slip, and now all that is happening is gonna be tit for tat. I want him arrested for saying this and someone else saying wants someone else arrested for that.. So I go back to my initial point, he was delighted by the behaviour yet last old firm game I believe it was 17 arrest, six for sectarian breach. Yet no big deal this time round at final...we have all been dealt the shitiest hand by government, and again we sat and prob moaned abt it on the forums, both sides of the divide.

The supporters associations should agree in principle no fans report anything to the authorities, its the only way we can stop the snowball effect of this legislation.

Are the arrests, etc. from the match or the parade?

Also, are the compliments, etc. for the match or the parade?

In short, are they talking about the same thing? I only ask this, since I have heard that the Hearts fans were praised for their conduct at the parade.

On the issue of what is offensive, I would accept either freedom of expression or restrictions on offensive terms, if it was applied universally- without fear or favour, as it's trendy to say. It's the injustice and inequality that I simply cannot accept.

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