Anthony Joseph has warned the Scottish media to tread carefully over Kyogo Furuhashi.
Racist abuse directed at the Celtic striker emerged on Sunday afternoon with a brief statement yesterday from the Ibrox club that contained no apology.
Traditionally the Scottish media attempt to even everything up between the two Glasgow clubs, especially this week ahead of Sunday’s match at Ibrox.
We in the media need to be so careful about how we talk about the wider issues after racist incidents. Downplaying the past and making false comparisons makes things worse. Sometimes it’s better just to report the news and move on, if the debate can’t go deeper than surface level
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) August 23, 2021
I’m not saying that – read the tweet. I’m saying it makes things worse if a platform is given to people who are making outlandish statements, or false comparisons, just for the sake of debate.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) August 24, 2021
Good for you Anthony,putting yourself out there when the vast majority if not all of your colleagues would’ve rather kept shtum
— Wull See (@thEnd0fTheStorm) August 23, 2021
All sorts of deflection tactics were in operation on last night’s radio shows which were totally overwhelmed by Ange Postecoglou’s interview to Celtic TV.
Sometimes it takes an outsider to see things as they are. Postecoglou has been portrayed as a straight talking Aussie, in certain subjects it is best to tackle issues head-on rather than skate around the outskirts.