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PC Kelly said 'Fenian' was a name for Irish Catholics and it was considered offensive and likely to incite disorder.

Can the police just make up lies now to get prosecution?

The Fenian Brotherhood was an Irish terrorist organisation that campaigned for Irish independence from the UK. "Fenian" doesn't apply to all Irish Catholics, only those people who support modern day organisations with similar aims to the Fenian Brotherhood.

I'm sure you knew that already, but it is always good to spell it out.

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The match he said was being broadcast live on Rangers TV and the police were approached by a member of the film crew who raised concerns that the words of the song were being picked up by their microphones

At least we know where RTV stand, eh?

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The Fenian Brotherhood was an Irish terrorist organisation that campaigned for Irish independence from the UK. "Fenian" doesn't apply to all Irish Catholics, only those people who support modern day organisations with similar aims to the Fenian Brotherhood.

I'm sure you knew that already, but it is always good to spell it out.

And gay means happy...

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The Fenian Brotherhood was an Irish terrorist organisation that campaigned for Irish independence from the UK. "Fenian" doesn't apply to all Irish Catholics, only those people who support modern day organisations with similar aims to the Fenian Brotherhood.

To add to that, it's an anglicisation of the old gaelic word Fianna, which was a term for a small band of landless independent warriors in Medieval Ireland and Scotland. (This in turn came from the word fian, a collective noun for landless young men). The Fianna play a very prominent role in Irish mythology, and are the centre of many stories. These stories are collectively known as the Fenian Cycle.

As you said, the name was then appropriated by the Fenian Brotherhood.

So in its historic usage there is certainly no doubt that it refers to armed republican factions. The problem lies in the fact that so many people think of it as a word for an Irish Catholic, that it has become just that. Language evolves, and words change meaning over time.

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To add to that, it's an anglicisation of the old gaelic word Fianna, which was a term for a small band of landless independent warriors in Medieval Ireland and Scotland. (This in turn came from the word fian, a collective noun for landless young men). The Fianna play a very prominent role in Irish mythology, and are the centre of many stories. These stories are collectively known as the Fenian Cycle.

As you said, the name was then appropriated by the Fenian Brotherhood.

So in its historic usage there is certainly no doubt that it refers to armed republican factions. The problem lies in the fact that so many people think of it as a word for an Irish Catholic, that it has become just that. Language evolves, and words change meaning over time.

The fenian cycle? Sounds like Neil lennnon on a stolen bicycle :matron:

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"Most of the Brora fans, he said, were in the main stand with the Rangers fans congregating in the enclosure on the opposite side of the pitch.

He said he was using a video camera from the stand side targeting the fans across the pitch in the enclosure when, ten minutes into the game, they began singing the song ‘Super Rangers"

So why the need for a camera then if both supporters were sitting together? Looking for trouble were you ya fucking roaster.

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