problem has only allowed it to fester and it is now threatening to
tarnish the name of Scotland's Greatest ever manager. Time For
Action Mr Lawell." - D.M.
disgrace this has went on so long. A true giant in Scotland and
respected the world over least of it appears in his native land by
so called Scotsmen." -
shall remain untarnished in the hearts of not only Celtic fans but
all true Scotsmen who love football." - C.M. Hamilton,
to UEFA, the Rangers support no longer sing about being up to their
knees in Fenian blood. In a desperate attempt to show their hatred
of all things Celtic and Catholic, they are using the lies about
Jock Stein (a protestant) stir up their feelings in this campaign.
For them to make money from selling t-shirts and other cheap skate
items makes this all the more despicable. The fact the press in
Scotland (except George Galloway MP) and Rangers as a club do
nothing about this is a scandal." - A.F. Johnstone,
"I feel that the
Rangers fans have went lower than a snakes belly by using their bile
against a great man in Jock Stein. I feel it is about time to act on
this." - M.C. East Kilbride, Scotland
- wasn't Jock Stein one of the many people at the Ibrox Disaster who
help injured and dying people. This isn't a minority, the whole of
Ibrox were singing this at the last Old Firm game. What is David
Murray's stance on this?" - G.M. East Kilbride,
"I'm a season
ticket at Firhill. This sick campaign is nothing but shocking and I
urge all other football fans to sign the petition to clear Jock
Steins names in what seems to be a vile attempt to drag his name
threw the dirt." - P.K. Glasgow, Scotland
greatest manager, end of. The Club should do everything possible to
defend his good name." - R.M. Linwood, Scotland
"This has got to
be the lowest form of point scoring by any section of society. Sure
there are Rangers fans out there who have spoke out against this
sick campaign but it can no longer be called a minority who is
taking part in not just the singing but the shocking waving of
banners it says it all about our country when a national hero cannot
be remembered gracefully and left to rest in peace one word for
these cretins" - S.R. Glasgow, Scotland
"It is a
disgrace that no-one at Celtic has tried to put a stop to this
campaign by a minority of Rangers fans. The sooner we started
sticking up for our own, the better." - K.R. Glasgow,
campaign is a complete and utter disgrace, and, from where I sat at
Ibrox, seems to be positively encouraged by the official Ibrox band.
Shame on anyone involved." -
M.B. Bo'ness, Scotland
disgusted that a man that gave his life for his country can be
slurred by ignorant people and no action is taken" - D.C.
to which a section of the Rangers support will go to deflect
attention from their bigotry and refusal to emerge from the dark
ages is truly unbelievable. The sooner decent Rangers fans identify
them and they are prosecuted the better for Rangers and Scotland."
- D.B. Hamilton, Scotland
ongoing problem showing no signs of letting up something has to be
done and done NOW! The fans of Glasgow Rangers seek nothing other
than to 'get one up' on Celtic at any cost and at any situation
possible. There are victims in this, the families of the children
involved and there is not a moments pause from the ones spouting
their bile. This has to be stopped now and stop the great name of
the greatest Scottish manager of all time being tarnished. Sir Jock
Stein is immortal!" - M.D. Belfast, Ireland.
"Celtic must take
a public stand on this particular issue. An official statement
condemning this lie is imperative." -
P.M. Clydebank, Scotland
shame in the Scottish game." - M.K. Carlisle, England
children to grow up. I support Man U but hey the man is a Legend."
- J.C. Cheshire, England
disgusting campaign which MUST be stopped immediately. Far far more
offensive to me than sectarian singing." - M.B. Glasgow,
understand that it is extremely hard to answer every slur or
perceived slur against our club but this is quite a vindictive turn
of phrase against someone whom all of Scottish football might have
some admiration for. I am happy to sign this petition to voice my
support for its reasons" - P.M. London, England
blood boil every time I hear it being sung. I see it everywhere as
well, graffiti badges, stickers, scarf's. Its shocking that the club
have not made a statement about this and even more shocking that
Rangers FC are letting this go." - M.D. Glasgow, Scotland.
"This Campaign of
slander and insult against a Dead Man who died trying to get his
country to a World Cup is disgusting. Rangers FC should be ashamed
of themselves for letting this campaign continue"
- S.M. Belfast, Ireland.
"Jock Stein, lived
and played in paradise. And may he rest in peace in it now. It shows
how great a man he really was when the Rangers fans have to stoop so
low even after he has gone. Hail Hail Jock" -
U.C. Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
problem must be eradicated, child abuse should not be banded about
in this fashion, typical Scottish media ignoring the issue at hand"
- F.H. Glasgow, Scotland.
"This group of
people have only started the BJK campaign because their normal brand
of sectarian hate has been outlawed. BJK is specifically aimed at
antagonising Celtic support. Ban them from Parkhead until this
campaign ceases!!" - E.G.
"What a shame so
many still hide their poison tentacles and ulterior motives behind
the game of footie ... even this new depth tae which they've slunk
must disturb the average card carrying Ibrox fan." -
T.M., Lake Echo, Canada.
chanting, no care or thought at all for the victims; They are only
interested in gutter type point scoring. Besmirching one of Celtic's
& Scotland's greatest sons, Only in this country would the media
remain silent and therefore implicit."
- J.M. Glasgow, Scotland.
"The silence from
all sections of the media and David Murray in this matter is
deafening. This vile campaign needs to be stopped now. I think the
First Minister should be approached since Big Jock was and ever will
be a true Scottish hero. I totally agree that this campaign is being
organised and involves significant numbers of people. What does it
say about them and how do other Rangers supporters feel about this?"
- A.B., Stewarton,
[The First Minister has been contacted. We have received
notification that they received our letter, but as yet nothing more]
"The integrity of the Club and its greatest manager cannot be
challenged in this vile way. The man transcended religious, national
and international boundaries and brought glory and respect to Celtic
and Scotland. Is this to be a legacy of his genius and contribution
to the game? A cheap shot from a crowd of moronic bigots left
unchallenged by his main beneficiaries? I sincerely hope not" -
am deeply disappointed that Celtic have failed to act on this after
such a long time and disgusted that the press continue to ignore it.
I am not however surprised at Rangers FC given that their official
brass band orchestrate this sickening chant at every home match
including the previous two Celtic matches at Ibrox." - M.M.
"Do not allow these vile people to attempt to ruin Big Jocks name
any longer. He was an absolute credit to Celtic and Scotland and
these sub humans are just a pack of bitter scumbags! Lowest of the
low .. resulting to using child abuse to get to their opponents ..
says a lot for Rangers and their fans eh?" - S.D.
"This slur on the great man's name needs to be addressed now. If he
was still alive and the shoe was on the other foot I know that he
would deal with it. Show the Rangers' fans up for what they are,
cowardly bigots who pick on someone who is unable to make any
defence." - T.M.
"I was at Ibrox & had to listen to this vile
song being sung vehemently by the majority when Celtic where
recently beaten. The fact our national & regional papers have not as
much as uttered a single word on the matter just goes to show the
state of the country we live in" - D.O. Glasgow, Scotland
are often a disgrace but these chants and banners prove they are a
low form of humanity. Jock is an icon and does not deserve this
treatment in any circumstances" - J.S. Edinburgh,
am in full support of the petition. The great Jock Stein should not
be subject to such a disgusting smear campaign, of which there is no
substance. The Rangers Football Club and the Scottish media should
hang their heads in shame for their deafening silence and avoidance
of this issue." -
"Say nothing and these terrible accusations will go away? Has been
tried before in history, and to my reckoning, this approach has not
worked once. Stand up and be counted." -
"We have tried saying and doing nothing, so far refusing to give it
any airtime, with the belief that would fuel the flames, however it
is now clear that this has spread, all the Rangers fans are aware of
it and more and more are joining in. You have a moral responsibility
to now seek action, just as you would if the Broher Walfrid statue
was defaced outside the Park. The media should also be taken to task
about this, contrasting their Boruc treatment to this." -
"'BJK' is an outwardly disgraceful campaign by
Rangers supporters who have been left to lament the fact that they
cannot sing their favourite sectarian songs anymore. Since they can
no longer do that, they have resorted to insulting a legendary
manager who passed away long ago and is obviously in no shape to
defend himself. Never mind that he was also a legend with the
Scotland national team as well..." - K.R. Orlando, USA.
"Time to put the Bigot club [Rangers FC] back in the worlds
spotlight - yet again! The cowards only resorted to this because
they can no longer sing their songs of hate. The Scottish media
should also be
held up to the worlds scrutiny for their on-going
establishment-conspiracy of silence. Scotland's shame club is
recognised as such in every country of the world - with the
exception of Scotland!" -
* As a Rangers
supporter man and boy, I have to admit to a sense of shame over this
sickening chant. As hard as it was at the time, Stein was a worthy
adversary not to mention a proud Scotsman who eventually died taking
his country towards the World Cup finals. To base such a sick slur
on a decent man solely because of his association with our biggest
rivals leaves me cold and questioning whether I want to listen to
this bile every other Saturday. I'm also old enough to remember Jock
Stein assisting seriously/fatally injured Rangers supporters
trackside during our clubs darkest hour. It does seem to be the
younger, more impressionable supporters who have adopted this chant,
although quite a number should be old enough to know better.
Let's get one thing straight - Jock Stein committed no crime and it
does our support no favours alleging he did. I'm no fan of the
author of this article but he is spot-on when he predicts this
matter will come back to haunt Rangers. SDM needs to act now.
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