Saturday, 20 August 2016

Show Him The Door (19/08/16)



I take my hat off to The Daily Record for exposing the behaviour of an ignorant young Celtic fan, Daniel Yahia, who directed a series of vile Tweets at the Celtic footballer Nir Bitton.

I wonder if Daniel is a fan of the 'Greetin Brigade', but if he is a regular attender at Celtic football matches I hope the club show him the door as soon as possible.     


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/bigot-brands-celtic-star-nir-8605486#uppJzPG1bfdW0cep.97

Bigot brands Celtic star Nir Bitton a 'subhuman Zionist rat scumbag' in vile online attack as police launch probe

BY JANE HAMILTON - The Daily Record

POLICE probe student Daniel Yahia's vicious rant against Bitton in which he said gas was too good for the Israeli.


Daniel Yahia posted vile online rant

POLICE are investigating a so-called Celtic fan who said gassing was “too good” for the club’s Israeli midfielder Nir Bitton.

Student Daniel Yahia also described Bitton as “a filthy Zionist rat” and claimed: “Zionists are subhuman.”

His outburst emerged as Celtic prepare to take on Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva in next week’s play-off for a place in the Champions League group stage.

Yahia studies history and politics at Edinburgh University.

Many Celtic supporters back the Palestinian cause but his rant will horrify decent fans.


Nir Bitton was target of vicious abuse

He wrote on Facebook: “Sick of seeing Celtic fans creaming themselves over Nir Bitton.

“We are a club open to all, but by ‘all’ we mean humans. Zionists are subhuman and Nir Bitton is a filthy Zionist rat.”

One of Yahia’s friends, who called himself Podge Mullan, then suggested that Bitton should be “gassed”.

Yahia replied: “Be too good for him mate.

“Expose him to the worst torture the Israeli Defence Force uses on young Palestinian kids, see how much of a man he is then. Scumbag.”



Full of hate: Daniel Yahia

Yahia has spouted hate about Bitton before. He tweeted on July 21: “Would Hamas be interested in taking Bitton off our hands?”

His latest comments were deleted, but not before they had been shared on social media and several complaints had been made to police.

Holocaust survivor Agnes Grunwald-Spier MBE, who escaped the Nazis as a baby in Hungary, said Yahia’s comments had been sent to her on social media and “can only
be described as hate speech”.
Facebook rant

The Record understands Yahia is not a Celtic season ticket holder but the club are aware of his comments and monitoring the situation.

Police said they had been told of the rant and inquiries were ongoing.

A spokeswoman for Edinburgh University said: “The university takes matters of this nature extremely seriously and will take action whenever appropriate.”

Questioned about his outburst by Edinburgh student newspaper The Tab, Yahia said he had targeted Bitton because he was a Zionist, not because of his nationality or religion. He added: “Though my words were intemperate and perhaps a little much, they were not racist.”

Another anti semitic tweet from Daniel Yahia


Yahia also claimed that “gassed” was Belfast slang for being sacked, although he admitted the context made the word “inappropriate”.

The Tab reported that Yahia had been elected as a National Union of Students delegate but had not taken up the post. The NUS said he had never represented them and called his comments “utterly contemptible”.

Lionel Messi and Nir Bitton during the International Champions Cup series match between Barcelona and Celtic

Bitton was criticised in 2014 for posting a Hebrew prayer for the Israeli Defence Force on Instagram during an offensive in Gaza which claimed at least 240 Palestinian lives.

The prayer calls for the enemies of the force to be “struck down”. It was quickly deleted from Bitton’s page.

Bitton’s agent did not respond to a request for comment yesterday. Yahia could not be contacted.