Kay Burley and Ian Blackford were in the firing line this morning as they decided to use prime time on Sky News to show their horror and outrage at a couple of banners used by Celtic fans.
With the UK going into recession, interest rates rising by the month, inflation in double digits and a cost of living crisis hammering every area of the country and economy it seemed that bashing Celtic supporters provided the duo with some comforting middle ground- four days after the event.
If they had wanted a topical issue in Scottish football they could have highlighted the booing through a minute of applause at the Scotland v Ukraine match the previous night.
Hibs, Dundee United and Everton fans had disrupted silences and applauses at the weekend but it seemed that following the script of Piers Morgan, James Whale and Simon Jordan was the easy option.
With the official mourning now completed the UK is preparing for strikes on the trains, in schools, in the NHS and a number of other industries but it seems that the Sky News presenter, who was suspended for six months for breaking Lockdown rules last year was the burning issue.
“If you hate the Royal Family clap your hands”
Celtic fans held up anti-monarchy banners and chanted during a Champions League game last week.
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) September 22, 2022
Hey @KayBurley you missed Dundee United, Hibernian, and even the Scottish National Teams supporters who objected to enforced mourning.
So my question to you is “why just Celtic supporters?”
Answers on a postcard to;
We already know the answer.
Not the first time is it?
— Joe (@JGS1888) September 22, 2022
Go on then, tell us about Prince Andrew and his friend Jeffrey Epstein. Tell us about 200,000 Covid deaths and VIP PPE lanes, tell us about Chris Pincher. Tell us about Boris Johnson and Lebedev or the DWP covering up the deaths of vulnerable people.
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) September 22, 2022
Imagine? Not liking an outdated, over privileged family which you couldn’t be a leading part in, not because of talent, purely because you’re a member of a proscribed religion. And one which uses the peoples money to avoid criminal/civil action for alleged sex offences.
— Arthur Trubshaw (@OllytheG) September 22, 2022
A unionist gift.
“Meet the new boss…”
I’m regretting those donations to @theSNP now.
— HRH Duke of TheTributeAct (@TheTributeAct) September 22, 2022
I am glad to be on the right side of history. Proud till the day I die.
— Paul Feeney (@paulfeeney78) September 22, 2022
Beth Rigby is back, what about Kay Burley, bring back Kay, she has served her time, she got a six month ban from Sky, she has behaved well, so suspend the other three months and allow Kay back pic.twitter.com/6bF5YCMcNR
— Art Hostage (@ArtHostage) March 8, 2021