Top Scottish lawyer Aemer Anwar has tonight launched a scathing attack on Police Scotland after fans of The Rangers FC marched through the city centre singing a ‘racist anti-irish’ chant.
The song ‘the famine is over, why don’t you go home’ directed at Irish immigrants who set up their lives in Scotland and the descendant’s of those families has been a song happily belted out by large swathes of the Ibrox support.
Aemer points out that had this been directed at any other group, action would follow. However, in the West of Scotland, these chants don’t garner outrage and they certainly don’t garner any action from the police who didn’t bat an eyelid as they facilitated the march through the city centre.
Why is @policescotland facilitating (again) a racist anti-Irish march, no kettling or arrests? If they replaced Irish with Pakistani/Muslim police would act, so why not now? Irish famine killed 1 million (Protestants too!) ended in 1852 it’s now 2021? https://t.co/3UJQqravsS
— Aamer Anwar?✊?#BlackLivesMatter (@AamerAnwar) August 29, 2021
It’s deplorable in this day and age people want to still sing these sorts of things and to be honest, the police protecting them are complicit in what should be a serious matter.
The Ibrox club promotes an ‘anyone, everyone‘ campaign. There are many of their fans who don’t agree with that PR friendly slogan.
The video is there for all to see, including the Ibrox club. Should we expect them to do anything about these morons? Yes! Will they do anything? Not a chance.
To disqualify these chants at Ibrox would alienate a lot of their core support.