James Kelly has called for an independent review of policing at football.
The Labour list MSP was at the forefront of the campaign to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act but it seems that that decision has reinforced aggressive attitudes towards football fans.
Over the weekend The Herald alleged that supporters of Motherwell, St Mirren and Motherwell had been offered money to pass on information about fan groups.
So far this season we have had police filming fans at a friendly match, questions raised about police handling of crowd control at Celtic v Rangers and now the police are accused of paying informants to spy on fellow fans. Time for an independent review of policing at football. https://t.co/oLb9pipQ71
— James Kelly MSP (@JamesKellyLab) September 9, 2018
Last weekend a potentially serious crowd safety issue at Celtic Park was whitewashed with Police Scotland praising themselves for finally reacting to a dangerous situation that their segregation plan contributed to.
Celtic initially backed that state of play but after being swamped by evidence from fans ave now set up an independent review to see what actually happened.
The Celtic Trust has been gathering witness accounts of what happened with the safe passage of 800 Sevco fans appearing to preoccupy the entire police operation at the expense of thousands of Celtic supporters.