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A tiny minority of fans- Michael Stewart exposes the great media myth

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With other pundits staring at their shoes or posted missing Michael Stewart has tackled the big issue this week in Scottish football.

On Sunday morning a large group was escorted through as they mockingly celebrated the Irish famine which resulted in more than one million deaths.

Sunday lunchtime saw Sky Sports broadcasting live thousands singing their hatred without any apology, comment from Sky or attempt to mute the sound.

Actions or comment from Ibrox has been minimal, the SFA and SPFL have remained on mute- as they did the previous week when racist abuse of Kyogo Furuhashi was shared worldwide.

Politicians have transferred their twitter comments into actions through the Scottish Parliament, it seems that anti-Irish racism is finally being viewed as an issue.

Late on Thursday night the Daily Record delved into the backgrounds of those involved in the Heart and Hand podcast, recognised media partners of the club at Ibrox. Under the microscope two of the three presenters have resigned.

Not a single Ibrox group has criticised or attempted to distance themselves from the city centre march, the songs in the stadium or the views of the Heart and Hand presenters.

The media like to portray those involved in anti-Irish racism as a minority, sometimes a tiny minority. A conclusion that no-one inside Ibrox on Sunday could agree with.

The songs of hate are popular at Ibrox, most join in, the others are comfortable listening to the bile from all four sides of the Stadium. It is from a majority, an overwhelming majority.

In 2019 twice closed parts of Ibrox due to racism at Europa League qualifiers, one against a team from Gibraltar.

Stewart knows it, others do to but alone in the media the former Hearts and midfielder raises his voice.

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