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Buddie Arrested For Free Speech!

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To even suggest the police wade in and arrest people in that situation is madness, it would have inflamed matters. A dawn chap on the door is the way to go, those who need to be brought to justice will be.

I agree CCTV in stadiums is shit hot and their is no hiding. Police also have a good idea who is causing problems and social networking is actually helping as these muppets post about what they gave done. Much better and safer for the police to calm it them kick the f**k out them at dawn when no one is filming!

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http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/celtic-rangers-old-firm-under-17-1860750

This. Note the comments that "police and stewards looked on", and only THREE arrests. Why are those stewards in the picture not intervening like they did at SMP? Scumbags every one.

Nail on the head - seen this earlier and also wondered why the stewards were looking instead of acting

The old firm - Ashamed of nothing / Offended by EVERYTHING

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Nail on the head - seen this earlier and also wondered why the stewards were looking instead of acting

The old firm - Ashamed of nothing / Offended by EVERYTHING

Do you mean the photo with dozens of smelltic fans (including one looking like he's about to throw a seat) and two stewards looking at them?

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http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/celtic-rangers-old-firm-under-17-1860750

This. Note the comments that "police and stewards looked on", and only THREE arrests. Why are those stewards in the picture not intervening like they did at SMP? Scumbags every one.

Why would you think it would be sensible for them to wade in all Billy Big Bollox when they can simply allow them to be filmed, identified and arrested at a later date?

The police know from painful experience that going in gung ho is bloody stupid and makes the situation worse.

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Well, the Procurator Fiscal decided not to prosecute me for the 'crime' I was charged with. Permit me to describe the events...

On the 31st of March this year Celtic came to Paisley and as the players walked through the plastic tunnel I said, 'free Palestine' hoping the Israeli player Beram Kayal would hear it.

This comment was not 'banter' nor said with malice it was a political statement to indicate that there were people in this country who objected the inhumane treatment by the Israeli government to the people living under military occupation in the Palestinian territories an example is the Palestinian football player, Mahmoud Sarsak whom I met when he was over here.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/i-had-to-appear-that-i-was-happy-to-be-released-but-my-heart-was-aching-for-my-friends-still-in-jail.21338365

Shortly afterwords, two police officers shuffled along my row and asked me to accompany them into the main stand. They said that they had received a complaint from Beram Kayal and if I repeated my comment of, 'free Palestine' I would be arrested and charged under section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. I said arrest me now because I couldn't accept being subject to, as I saw it, a political gag.

I returned to my seat and after a few minutes I stood up and cried, 'free Palestine!'. The police returned, led me again to the main stand, charged and hand-cuffed me then transported me to a cell in Mill St. despite my protestations of me being a season ticket holder and claiming diplomatic immunity!

However, I was angry at my arrest. A 65 year old with no criminal record and considering Neil Lennon's behaviour was such that he was summoned to appear before the SFA for, in their words, 'repeated use of offensive, insulting and abusive language'. Didn't the police hear him?

I considered my comment political and not abusive and (I have reason to believe Kayal did not make the complaint) was not prepared for the police or Celtic football club to limit or define my right to free speech.

Finally, thanks to all of you who supported me on these pages.

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Not read any of this thread until now so forgive me if this has been covered.. but why did you choose raise political issues at a football game and what does any of it have to do with Kayal, just because he is from Israel?

This.

Do you shout 'Free Palestine' at every Israeli you come in contact with?

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Well, the Procurator Fiscal decided not to prosecute me for the 'crime' I was charged with. Permit me to describe the events...

On the 31st of March this year Celtic came to Paisley and as the players walked through the plastic tunnel I said, 'free Palestine' hoping the Israeli player Beram Kayal would hear it.

This comment was not 'banter' nor said with malice it was a political statement to indicate that there were people in this country who objected the inhumane treatment by the Israeli government to the people living under military occupation in the Palestinian territories an example is the Palestinian football player, Mahmoud Sarsak whom I met when he was over here.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/i-had-to-appear-that-i-was-happy-to-be-released-but-my-heart-was-aching-for-my-friends-still-in-jail.21338365

Shortly afterwords, two police officers shuffled along my row and asked me to accompany them into the main stand. They said that they had received a complaint from Beram Kayal and if I repeated my comment of, 'free Palestine' I would be arrested and charged under section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. I said arrest me now because I couldn't accept being subject to, as I saw it, a political gag.

I returned to my seat and after a few minutes I stood up and cried, 'free Palestine!'. The police returned, led me again to the main stand, charged and hand-cuffed me then transported me to a cell in Mill St. despite my protestations of me being a season ticket holder and claiming diplomatic immunity!

However, I was angry at my arrest. A 65 year old with no criminal record and considering Neil Lennon's behaviour was such that he was summoned to appear before the SFA for, in their words, 'repeated use of offensive, insulting and abusive language'. Didn't the police hear him?

I considered my comment political and not abusive and (I have reason to believe Kayal did not make the complaint) was not prepared for the police or Celtic football club to limit or define my right to free speech.

Finally, thanks to all of you who supported me on these pages.

Your stance is admirable but St Mirren Park is not the place to be making political statements.

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Well, the Procurator Fiscal decided not to prosecute me for the 'crime' I was charged with. Permit me to describe the events...

On the 31st of March this year Celtic came to Paisley and as the players walked through the plastic tunnel I said, 'free Palestine' hoping the Israeli player Beram Kayal would hear it.

This comment was not 'banter' nor said with malice it was a political statement to indicate that there were people in this country who objected the inhumane treatment by the Israeli government to the people living under military occupation in the Palestinian territories an example is the Palestinian football player, Mahmoud Sarsak whom I met when he was over here.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/i-had-to-appear-that-i-was-happy-to-be-released-but-my-heart-was-aching-for-my-friends-still-in-jail.21338365

Shortly afterwords, two police officers shuffled along my row and asked me to accompany them into the main stand. They said that they had received a complaint from Beram Kayal and if I repeated my comment of, 'free Palestine' I would be arrested and charged under section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. I said arrest me now because I couldn't accept being subject to, as I saw it, a political gag.

I returned to my seat and after a few minutes I stood up and cried, 'free Palestine!'. The police returned, led me again to the main stand, charged and hand-cuffed me then transported me to a cell in Mill St. despite my protestations of me being a season ticket holder and claiming diplomatic immunity!

However, I was angry at my arrest. A 65 year old with no criminal record and considering Neil Lennon's behaviour was such that he was summoned to appear before the SFA for, in their words, 'repeated use of offensive, insulting and abusive language'. Didn't the police hear him?

I considered my comment political and not abusive and (I have reason to believe Kayal did not make the complaint) was not prepared for the police or Celtic football club to limit or define my right to free speech.

Finally, thanks to all of you who supported me on these pages.

Thank goodness you updated us.

Personally I've not slept for worrying about this case.

It's unbelieveable that a 65 year old adult would behave in this way.

What absolute nonsense.

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