Comment on Does Money Indeed Ruin Football? by Homunculus.

    I see that the goalkeeper banned from playing for Scotland for life has now decided not to play for Scotland any more.



    A decade later.

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    If stopping someone from going to watch football is not a punishment then why is it used as a punishment.


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    paddy malarkey 10th March 2019 at 20:48


    You really should read follow follow occasionally, they really don't do irony.

    The number of things they deem fantastic when their own players and support do it but consider it appalling behaviour when others do it is quite extraordinary. 

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    Allyjambo 9th March 2019 at 13:24


    I take it he has given up, in spite of the fact they are only 7 points behind (albeit Celtic have a game in hand … but it is Aberdeen). With two games to play against the leaders (a potential 6 point turnaround) and plenty of other games to play.

    Know Surrender. 

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Cluster One 4th April 2019 at 19:24


    Rangers still exists, liquidation is a process and that process is ongoing.

    "There are no rules in scottish football to demote a liquidated club." because it is a nonsense, why would there be rules to cover it. 

    To go over old ground there was no demotion. A club applied to join the SPL (as was) and that application was rejected. The club then applied to join the SFL (as was) and that league accepted them into the lowest division.

    That is not demotion, relegation or anything else like that. It is applying to join in the first place. 

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    Making gestures towards opposing support.

    How is that different to someone showing 8 fingers. Other than he was doing it to tens of thousands and Brown was doing it to under 1,000.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Speaking as a Celtic supporter and a big fan of Scott Brown, he was totally wrong in what he didafte the match towards the Rangers supporters. I have also seen a video of it and after he makes the 8 sign he walks away a bit, then turns and makes another gesture towards the Rangers support.

    He is in the wrong.

    The problem we now have is that people who make a "Shhh" sign, or cup their ears, or indicate a scoreline etc towards the opposition support will also be in the wrong and will have to be treated in the same way. Presumably for every division in the SPFL as the same rules must apply across the board.

    Bottom line, from now on no matter what abuse a player takes from the opposition support he must never react to it in any way. It could be argued that should always have been the case but it clearly wasn't. It has to be now.

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    John Clark 26th March 2019 at 20:28


    That makes sense, the Police have to investigate crime, they have to arrest people, interview them etc.

    So long as there are checks and balances, rules for them to adhere to, oversight of their actions then that's fair enough.

    In a civilized  democratic society we need a Police force capable of investigating crime, however they must also be subject to independent oversight. 

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    John Clark 26th March 2019 at 19:30


    Indeed, if the Police can demonstrate that they had reasonable grounds to suspect and were acting in good faith. Would it then be wrongful.