Ex-Rangers star Mark Walters says he's forgiven Celtic fans for vile racist abuse on debut

charlie_snowball

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Wonderful player.

Those responsible should hang their heads in utter shame for what he went through that day.

They won't though.
 

Gringo

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Walters was magnificent, a real crowd pleaser and he done the business big time for us.

I was at the game at Celtic Park, it was horrendous what he went through, the worst case of racial abuse ever witnessed in the history of Scottish football.
 

Sancus

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Gerry Britton said this about the treatment Mark Walters received.



"As an apprentice professional with Celtic back in January 1988, I was appalled at the hideous racist goading of Rangers’ black winger Mark Walters during his Old Firm debut at Celtic Park. I was even more sickened on the morning after the match when I was told to help clear the Parkhead trackside of the dozens of bananas that had been thrown onto the field by so-called Celtic supporters intent on upsetting the on-field focus of the Ibrox wing wizard."
"As an apprentice professional with Celtic back in January 1988, I was appalled at the hideous racist goading of Rangers’ black winger Mark Walters during his Old Firm debut at Celtic Park. I was even more sickened on the morning after the match when I was told to help clear the Parkhead trackside of the dozens of bananas that had been thrown onto the field by so-called Celtic supporters intent on upsetting the on-field focus of the Ibrox wing wizard."
 

bluetonic

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He put up with a lot up here and just got on with it. Still the player with the best first touch I have seen, kick out from keeper let's it fall between his legs and clip his heel and turned and ran onto it(against Hearts I think it was).
Yep at Tynecastle I was there that day, he was subject to more if not worse abuse that day.
Walters was one of my favourite players back then.
 

ItsInTheNet

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Your the bigger man but it would have been even nicer if they had at least acknowledged what they had done in the first place and asked for your forgiveness Mark. It was and still is Scotland's and Scottish football's day of shame.
 

dh1963

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He was a Tim Skelper most of his career with us.

Scored regularly against them, including in some big wins. Mark Walter's is a player with goals against Celtic at Ibrox, Parkhead and Hampden.

He got them back the best way.
 

Clicker

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Gerry Britton said this about the treatment Mark Walters received.



"As an apprentice professional with Celtic back in January 1988, I was appalled at the hideous racist goading of Rangers’ black winger Mark Walters during his Old Firm debut at Celtic Park. I was even more sickened on the morning after the match when I was told to help clear the Parkhead trackside of the dozens of bananas that had been thrown onto the field by so-called Celtic supporters intent on upsetting the on-field focus of the Ibrox wing wizard."
"As an apprentice professional with Celtic back in January 1988, I was appalled at the hideous racist goading of Rangers’ black winger Mark Walters during his Old Firm debut at Celtic Park. I was even more sickened on the morning after the match when I was told to help clear the Parkhead trackside of the dozens of bananas that had been thrown onto the field by so-called Celtic supporters intent on upsetting the on-field focus of the Ibrox wing wizard."
They weren’t thrown by so-called Celtic supporters. They were thrown by Celtic supporters.
 

RSEA

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Mark forgives them
Scottish football journalists pretend it never happened

Sanjeev singh Kholi said it was us
 

Coop

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“And he says he has since forgiven the punters who targeted him”

Why does this not say celtic fans instead of punters!
 

Coza

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Now this is exactly the type of passive aggressive “I forgive them” dredging up of the past I can get behind.

Factual. Concise. Conciliatory. Unambiguous.

But most importantly shines a fucking huge torch on the GFITW and their sham pseudo holier than thou reputation.
 

Mearns Ranger

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During Graeme Souness' tenure as Rangers manager, Mark Walters was our talisman. He was our go to guy. The Davie Cooper, The Brian Laudrup, The Paul Gascoigne, The Jorg Albertz.
We had no better player than Mark Walters during that time.

I don't want to turn this thread away from what it is, but Mark Walters came in and took Davie Cooper's place in our team. That's how good he was. He was a sensational player.
 

noucamp72

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He put up with a lot up here and just got on with it. Still the player with the best first touch I have seen, kick out from keeper let's it fall between his legs and clip his heel and turned and ran onto it(against Hearts I think it was).
 

Jase

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Walters got off lightly. At least nobody bounced a lighter off his bonce or drew blood with an Irish groat.

It’s odd that we are able to pick out individual Rangers fans amidst a melee celebrating a late winner yet the tramps are, to this day, still struggling to indentify the lighter thrower.
 
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