Saturday, 28 January 2012
Bullets and Bigots
Some moron south of the border - probably in London - appears to have emulated the foul attack on the Celtic football manager, Neil Lennon - by sending a bullet in the post to one of the players - ahead of today's match between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea.
The bullet was sent to Anton Ferdinand who was the subject of racist abuse - allegedly - in a previous match between the two London clubs - by the Chelsea captain, John Terry.
The radio this morning has been urgings fans to turn up early for the game - because they will all be 'body searched' before being allowed into the ground.
Now I'm all in favour of good and tight security - but you have to wonder what that's all about?
I can't believe that the police or anyone else believes there's likely to be a sniper amongst the crowd - taking aim at the QPR player.
Because whoever did this was a complete coward - they wouldn't have the balls or the brains to carry out their threat - even though it is an ugly and sinister act of intimidation.
The police in Scotland managed to track down two men - who are allegedly behind the attack on Neil Lennon - and both are still awaiting trial if I remember correctly.
The likelihood is that they don't have a brain between them - but that's no excuse for not giving them a long spell in jail - to reflect on their vile behaviour.
The same goes for the person or people behind the latest incident in London - where racism rather than religious sectarianism is attracting the headlines these days - and is proving a to be something of a blight on the game.
But as happened in Scotland - I suspect this bullet incident will bring out the best in the two clubs, the players and the fans.
With a bit of luck someone will turn the culprits in - to the authorities.