Humza Yousaf has sent out an incredible Tweet virtually pleading for law compliance to allow the Glasgow Derby to go ahead next Sunday.
The Justice Secretary really should be above using a Social Media platform to ensure that the law of the land is enforced.
Scotland remains in Lockdown. Four people can from today meet up outside but not thousands to celebrate a football result in the middle of a global pandemic that has killed more than 120,000 people across the UK in the last 12 months. That is the equivalent of Celtic Park filled twice over. Dead. With thousands more suffering long term after effects.
Last weekend at Ibrox and George Square thousands of people ignored the law to congregate on successive days. Those scenes sparked a furious backlash across Scotland but with just 28 arrests made it is very obvious that thousands of law breakers have escaped punishment.
Next Sunday Celtic Park is scheduled to host the Glasgow Derby, anyone with a basic knowledge of the city knows the potential for trouble following celebrations last weekend.
The Scottish Government, football clubs and authorities plus Police Scotland have some tough discussions to hold this weekend trying to judge the mood of others and the extent of the security operation needed if a game of football is to be played.
On upcoming Celtic Vs Rangers match, we need clear messaging from everyone that fans must stay at home. If Police intelligence tells us, despite clear messaging, that groups of fans are going to gather to square off with each other, we need to consider if game should be postponed
— Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) March 12, 2021
Will that be the same Police Intelligence that told you about potential trouble at weekend.? And what did the Police do, gave them an Escort into City where they trashed George Square and destroyed memorials.
— Celtic Collectibles (@CollectCelticFC) March 12, 2021
Thats not going to happen its carnage in waiting all beacause of one set of fans last weekend
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) March 12, 2021
You don’t need to “consider” anything. You need a police force that does it’s job instead of providing a guard of honour for a parade through Glasgow and football clubs with a sense of responsibility. Until you have these, tell them it’s cancelled.
— Emma Cochrane (@Emmacochrane9) March 12, 2021
?IF the police had ANY INTELLIGENCE last weeks fiasco would and should NEVER. have happened.Everyone in Scotland KNEW this was on the cards. Don’t make ALL football fans SUFFER because of @policescotland & @RangersFC TOTAL LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY. These two bodies are RESPONSIBLE
— Harry’s Granny (@granny_harry) March 12, 2021
Still fudging the issue I see. pic.twitter.com/LDtATMje0z
— Jamie Whiteford ? (@seumasabheinn) March 12, 2021