At 6am this morning Alison Conroy returned to Twitter, clicked on delete and added a fresh tweet explaining her actions after Ibrox yesterday.
With Radio Clyde back in the good books at Ibrox it was strictly football business for the Sports Editor as she declined to tweet about the anti-Catholic hatred pouring out of four stands as the Scottish media drooled over the return of fans to the self-certified ‘greatest fixture in the world’.
Later in the evening, aware of the city centre hate march highlighted by social media and the constant anti-Catholic and anti-Irish hatred she had been surrounded by Conroy returned to twitter to delivered a highly diluted condemnation.
Within 30 minutes she followed that up with the classic and much loved claim that other fans are as bad as those she had been with inside Ibrox. The reaction that that deflection was fierce.
I stand by this tweet but I was wrong to follow it up with what else I said. It’s about what I heard yesterday. I want my son to grow up knowing everyone is equal, because we are. https://t.co/DmVjxhrvG2
— Alison Conroy (@AlisonGConroy) August 30, 2021
The noise was deafening at Ibrox today. Football is so much better with fans. Still makes me so sad though when I hear some of the abuse being shouted from the stands. It’s beyond time everyone educated themselves & enjoyed the spectacle without the bile.
— Alison Conroy (@AlisonGConroy) August 29, 2021
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) August 30, 2021
Patrick Harvie of the Greens was the only Scottish political leader to condemn the city centre hate march, Nicola Sturgeon was as silent as Douglas red card Ross. BBC Scotland have refused to cover the city centre hate march.
It seems that selected media outlets were invited back to Ibrox yesterday after refusing to pay the £25,000 Season Ticket for the access that they have enjoyed for free in previous seasons.