|JOHN GREGG AND 'TINY' WHARTON SHARE A MASONIC HANDSHAKE (ALLEGEDLY)|
Are Celtic FC and their fans paranoid? My mate, a big Celtic fan, excitedly sent me the above picture as evidence of a referees' bias against Celtic and presumably, for, Rangers FC, the other half of the 'Old Firm'. We've just had a referees' strike in Scotland caused mainly by the insistence of the Celtic Manager, Neil Lennon, an Irish fuckwit and John Reid, the Celtic Chairman and former Labour bruiser at Westminster, who should know better, that Scottish referees are against Celtic and the decisions don't go their way for that reason. They should try supporting one of the smaller Scottish teams, trying to get a decision at Celtic Park.
Now, we come to the paranoia. The above picture is getting on for 40 years old. Tiny Wharton, the referee, has only stopped wearing the black blazer that he used to referee games in and slimmed down at the insistence of the SFA, FFS.
Are referees in Scotland anti-Celtic? No, would be my answer to that. There will be Catholic referees as well as other faiths and maybe if some of the paranoia was aimed at the Catholic Church in Scotland's insistence on separate schools for Catholic children and kids were not split up into two faiths when they were five, maybe any perceived anti-Catholic bias wouldn't exist.
But of course, that wouldn't suit the Catholic Church, because separate schools are just a kid's first steps into paying into the Catholic Church business, which if they can get a stupid enough adherent, will continue until they're laid to rest. The same applies to the other Churches as well, in my opinion, just in case I'm accused of any anti-Catholic/Celtic bias!