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Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
22 Dec 2008 /  #1
Dunno if this is true, but I have heard that Boruc triggered roars of disapproval and indigantion, almost sparking off a minor riot, when he made the sign of the cross before or during a match in Scotland. Many spotsmen world-wide do so and nobody makes a fuss. What's with this?
whyikit 6 | 102  
22 Dec 2008 /  #2
Unfortunately Scotland still has bigot issues, although I should say even though I am Scottish I do not understand much of the history around it. These issues are still apparent in Scottish football especially amongst Celtic and Rangers fans and to a lesser extent Hearts and Hibs.

It is not somehting we happy with and work is going on to change the views but like any country we have our problems.

Although to call us religious fanatics is a little harsh and over the top!!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
22 Dec 2008 /  #3
I can echo what whyikit has just said. It struck me as very strange that the Huns booed him for doing that. Crossing yourself is normal enough, it's a CHRISTIAN thing. So, Boruc moves to the left first, then the right as opposed to Protestants who do it vice-versa. It's such a minor thing.

Sit these fools down and ask them why they dislike Catholics and they won't be able to tell you. You see such things at football matches, you need to change your thread title a bit.
Sophia - | 99  
22 Dec 2008 /  #4
the Crown Office said the decision was based on the player's behaviour, rather than a single act.

In addition to crossing himself, the player was alleged to have made gestures to the crowd at the start of the second half of the game on 12 February.


I do know a lot who are - but I'd say for each one who is, there are about five people rolling their eyes behind them. It can be a problem here, but I'd say that mostly things are on the lighthearted side than real bigotry. This is a good example perhaps of it being taken too far - Boruc being penalised for something which is natural to himself and anyone of his religion. I don't think it should be a problem.. but on the other hand I'd say Boruc was playing up to the crowd as his behaviour often shows and that it was done to produce the reaction it received. I don't think his action was out of place, but if he did have hidden motives (as I suspect he and Gazza did have in these incidents) then his intentions were less than worthy.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
22 Dec 2008 /  #5
Still, there needs to be tolerance on our side. What he did falls within the realms of acceptable. However, rights are rights but people are people. Gazza got slated for making a flute gesture, again just a gesture, but they are charged gestures and do incite the crowd.

You can lose your life through gesturing. Try making an 'OK' sign to Brazilian mafia and see how far that gets you. It means 'you are a weak pussy' and is a sign that will trigger fighting.

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