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The Alan McGregor case is another one that shows the staggering disparity in the Scottish Media’s treatment of Celtic and the Establishment club.
Now I am a pretty liberal guy and am a firm believer in “innocent until proven guilty”. However the reluctance to address the allegations of sexual assault against this guy is very out of character for tabloids for whom this kind of stuff is their bread and butter. Any concern over prejudicing a trial simply doesn’t wash when you consider the trash these low-lifes have published in the past. The sexual assault allegations have been roundly buried by the media and have been completely absent from discussion on the recent “assault” story.
It is not difficult to imagine the rainforests which would have been decimated over the past couple of months if Artur Boruc had been the subject of a similar complaint. The Daily Ranger/Hun etc would be digging up lapdancers, ex-girl friends and wee lassies from Poland whose pigtails he pulled when he was 6 years old to fill up front, middle and back pages of their rags with lurid stories.
They would be demanding Celtic sack the player and he be made an example of.
Paranoia? Consider the front page splash in the Sun a few months ago accompanying a photo of Boruc straightening a woman’s hair with a pair of hair straighteners. Some sort of sordid connotation was implied against the clearly depraved Celtic goalkeeper.
But in the case of McGregor... the rags print a photo of the CELTIC stadium in relation to the original sexual assault story, the whole thing is allowed to die within a couple of days, then weeks later when the player is again involved in an unsavoury incident, no links are made between the two events and his poor bird is blamed for everything.
The press simply accept the implausible story put out to deflect attention from one of the Establishment team’s prize assets - that no-one at all was responsible for the assault.
Maybe McGregor is suffering from the same mental condition as Edward Norton’s character in Fight Club.
Then of course we have Walter the Dignified One. After having made noises about McGregor being unfit/ having to buck his ideas up, Nosurname acts decisively to do... er... nothing and keeps the errant player in his team for the game against Celtic.
Such decisive and effective leadership skills as demonstrated by the Hun manager with Nosurname being absent from Celtic Park when it came to McGeady who was actually dropped from the team after conflict with the manager.
No, in that case Strachan was out of order and the player was a niggly wee shite. In fact, in their glee the Scottish media couldn’t make their minds up who they wanted to put the boot into more, although I reckon Strachan shaded it with the “Strachan Out if Celtic lose the next game even though they’re top of the league” stories.
Anyway, consider the logic applied to each case and try to work it out.
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TONY BANANAS & HACKWATCHER