Lonely Bill Leckie once again attacks Morelos

Bowery Boy

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It’s a form of racism called ‘othering’ - you subtly insinuate that they don’t belong here, they don’t play by ‘our’ rules and can be excluded from society. See the Labour Party recently with Jews.

As someone said, those not victims of racism tend to assume it needs to be n-words and outlandish insults. There’s more to it.

This piece is designed to tell morons they are justified in their hatred and because Alfie isn’t ‘one of us’ the rules of civility don’t apply.

It’s insidious, creepy and vile.
Exactly this. If the club allow this to pass I'll be severely disappointed.
 

Kenny1b

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It’s a form of racism called ‘othering’ - you subtly insinuate that they don’t belong here, they don’t play by ‘our’ rules and can be excluded from society. See the Labour Party recently with Jews.

As someone said, those not victims of racism tend to assume it needs to be n-words and outlandish insults. There’s more to it.

This piece is designed to tell morons they are justified in their hatred and because Alfie isn’t ‘one of us’ the rules of civility don’t apply.

It’s insidious, creepy and vile.
Good pod today. Covered it well.
 

LOL 133

Well-Known Member
Enough is enough and the club should either come out and condemn it or let us know via their usual
outlets why not. While Robertson may be a nice guy and do plenty of good work behind the scenes,as has been said above, we need a rotweiller to deal with the constant stream of bad press that is aimed at us.This not only harms the brand, but lets all and sundry think they can have any manner of shots at the support without recourse.I for one am sick of it and I don't think I am alone in that feeling.
We've put up with this for years and years. Its hard to take but apart from the usual "dont buy it" there's nothing we can do as fans. The only people with the power to stop this are inside Ibrox but they seem unwilling, for whatever reason, to do anything.

Its especially galling to see the way the club reacts when the attack is aimed at one of the directors or a directors son. What does this tell us? Do they not care about the affect this has on fans? I cant think of any other explanation.
 

Blue Tack

Well-Known Member
Just read it and utterly disgusted .

Something must be done ,I mean if Bill Leckie reads that and doesn’t think he’s racist then he’s an even bigger racist .

Apathy won’t win any prizes on this one ,we have to set an example whilst doing the right thing ,and there is no one better to make an example of than this ignorant horrible vile oaf.
 

Skyy Bluenose

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Leckie includes a point that for me, points out the Scottish mhedia to a tee. He suggests that Alfie runs around "taking fly kicks at opponents". His highest profile red card of his career was at the piggery when he reacted to Scott Brown literally doing just that and it was reported as him being "cheeky". What chance do you have on that uneven playing field?
 

Sweet & Salty

Active Member
It’s a form of racism called ‘othering’ - you subtly insinuate that they don’t belong here, they don’t play by ‘our’ rules and can be excluded from society. See the Labour Party recently with Jews.

As someone said, those not victims of racism tend to assume it needs to be n-words and outlandish insults. There’s more to it.

This piece is designed to tell morons they are justified in their hatred and because Alfie isn’t ‘one of us’ the rules of civility don’t apply.

It’s insidious, creepy and vile.
I don't think he insinuates he does not belong here as in Scotland but that his behaviour does not belong on a football park which he has a point.

In my opinion he has an over the top go at Alfie for his diving and petulance on the park. He also gets a few things wrong like when he says it does not look like Alfie enjoys playing football which is BS if you have ever seen him score, which he does a lot!

Also lumping him in with Suarez is again trying to portray him in a worse light by comparing him to someone done for racism as well as biting opponents.

All in all it is an incredibly biased piece of trash journalism but I don't see it as racist.
 

bilkobear

Well-Known Member
What exactly makes it racist though? Are you exempt from being called a waster if you are black?

I think it's clear where Leckie's allegiances lie and he is simply taking a pop at our best player, not because he is black but because he is a Ranger's player.
There is nothing in the article itself that is overtly racist, except for the tenor and hypocrisy that drives the article itself is dubious.

There has to be a reason that Scott Brown's deliberations in provoking younger players on the park by dragging his studs down their Achilles to get a reaction or his flying elbows which are seen in every game I have ever watched him play are by the authors opinion acceptable, but the black lad steps out of line in a similar fashion (Has he really?) and it is not.

There has to be a reason why someone like Griffiths can bring the game into disrepute through racist activity, alleged gambling that is out of control and other such vices, never mind supposed children out of wedlock whilst the black lad a man committed to family and community through charity is a target for vicious criticism that the author would never dare aim at Griffiths.

There must be a reason why Christie's serial shirt pulling, testicle grabbing and two-footed lunges create barely a stir with the author yet the black lad falls down in the same game at a time when it should have been well over and the author can only comment upon the black player, who it should be mentioned, was basically cheated by a referee who should be ashamed of how he has constantly defrauded this player over the seasons.

I could add to the above but why bother we have all seen it.

Perhaps it is just that Leckie hates our club, well we know this, we know he hates our support, but there is an element in his cretinous venality that oversteps the mark in that article, something that is surfacing from deeper in his twisted psyche towards a player who has never in two and a half seasons made a deliberate dangerous foul or to my knowledge injured a fellow pro.
It may not be racism, but one can't avoid having some suspicion that this vile drivel is driven by something cancerous eating at the author's soul.
 

devilman

Well-Known Member
Funnily enough Leckie has done another article about how Malky McKay deserves to atone for his past mistakes as he's a good guy.

Hmmm, but Morelos doesn't deserve a chance to do anything. He's instantly labelled a waster for no reason other than he plays for Rangers.
 

Baldrick

Well-Known Member
We should invite Leckie in to Ibrox to meet Alfredo aswell as the manager to see if he has the guts to say those things to their faces.

When he inevitably shites it when should ban him and his rag for life.
Better still, a charity MMA fight. All proceeds to go to Alfredo’s charity. Would make a fortune.
 

cambridgeblue

Well-Known Member
I don't think he insinuates he does not belong here as in Scotland but that his behaviour does not belong on a football park which he has a point.

In my opinion he has an over the top go at Alfie for his diving and petulance on the park. He also gets a few things wrong like when he says it does not look like Alfie enjoys playing football which is BS if you have ever seen him score, which he does a lot!

Also lumping him in with Suarez is again trying to portray him in a worse light by comparing him to someone done for racism as well as biting opponents.

All in all it is an incredibly biased piece of trash journalism but I don't see it as racist.
shut it you porridge breath, kilt wearing , miserly thistle abusing miserable Scotch twat.

Nothing about race in that by the way.
 

Ulsterscot

Well-Known Member
Rangers can’t win here.

We say nothing we look weak

We fight back and it’s giving him the attention he craves and the publicity his paper wants

Just look at bbc scotland look. They love being the victim.
 

Originalmacc

New Member
This isn’t journalism,it’s 100%hatred in a very pure form.it cant be left to pass and the club absolutely must meet this head on and deal with it.
 

Ponientebear

Well-Known Member
There are a lot of people at the moment complaining about how Meghan Markle is treated by the press. Sly hints about sexism and racism. Meanwhile, the press up here are absolutely blatant with their racist demonization of Alfredo Morelos. We know why. They are bigots who are terrified Fredo will play a huge part in returning our Championship to where it belongs. If Rangers don't respond to this disgusting article from this little hater, it will never stop. Come on Dave King and Stewart Robertson. This is an open goal for you.
There’s that open goal again, unfortunately for everyone sick of the deafening silence that all to often fails the people associated with the club in whatever capacity it’s an open goal that always seems to be missed.
 

KirkieRanger

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I've stayed out of a lot of the media stuff the last two weeks.

I literally CAN'T BELIEVE this. I saw it on google a few minutes ago and legitimately had to click on it as I thought it was a parody article.

I've never seen such a racist piece of shit like this ever in our media.

Ban him and ban him now.
Ha ha , this clown trying to tell Gerrard how to do his job FFS. I don't imagine that Gerrard is too fond of that rag that Leckie writes for either!

W.A.T.P.
 

steve1873

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I don't think he insinuates he does not belong here as in Scotland but that his behaviour does not belong on a football park which he has a point.

In my opinion he has an over the top go at Alfie for his diving and petulance on the park. He also gets a few things wrong like when he says it does not look like Alfie enjoys playing football which is BS if you have ever seen him score, which he does a lot!

Also lumping him in with Suarez is again trying to portray him in a worse light by comparing him to someone done for racism as well as biting opponents.

All in all it is an incredibly biased piece of trash journalism but I don't see it as racist.
Great. So you are either stupid or naive. Which is it?
 

Bowery Boy

Well-Known Member
I don't think he insinuates he does not belong here as in Scotland but that his behaviour does not belong on a football park which he has a point.

In my opinion he has an over the top go at Alfie for his diving and petulance on the park. He also gets a few things wrong like when he says it does not look like Alfie enjoys playing football which is BS if you have ever seen him score, which he does a lot!

Also lumping him in with Suarez is again trying to portray him in a worse light by comparing him to someone done for racism as well as biting opponents.

All in all it is an incredibly biased piece of trash journalism but I don't see it as racist.
He has a point?

Ahh, there is always one.
 

Clicker

Well-Known Member
Just read the article completely for the first time.
Apart from all the obvious other stuff, what got me was he describes Larsson and Sutton as “decent guys who played the game the right way” but accuses Alfie of diving and cheating? Where do you even start with that?
 

steve1873

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Other than the subtle racist undertone to the article, what gets me the most is his example of Chris Sutton and John Hartson as decent guys who played the game the right way.

That be the same Sutton who accused fellow professionals of lying down to another team, having not even seen the game?

The same Hartson who was sent off once every 25 games in English Premier League and who found it acceptable to kick a teammate in the head whst on the ground?
 

Clicker

Well-Known Member
Other than the subtle racist undertone to the article, what gets me the most is his example of Chris Sutton and John Hartson as decent guys who played the game the right way.

That be the same Sutton who accused fellow professionals of lying down to another team, having not even seen the game?

The same Hartson who was sent off once every 25 games in English Premier League and who found it acceptable to kick a teammate in the head whst on the ground?
The same Sutton who put Claudio Caniggia out the 2002 Scottish Cup Final and almost cost him his place at the World Cup Finals.
 

Danger Zone

Just the tip...
I don't expect the club to do anything about this. We'll get a statement maybe from Club1872 condemning it but that's as far as it'll go imo.
Well you called it. The saddest part of this is how predictable it was and how predictably limp one or two board members are when it comes to protecting the club’s players and it’s brand.
 

Sweet & Salty

Active Member
There is nothing in the article itself that is overtly racist, except for the tenor and hypocrisy that drives the article itself is dubious.

There has to be a reason that Scott Brown's deliberations in provoking younger players on the park by dragging his studs down their Achilles to get a reaction or his flying elbows which are seen in every game I have ever watched him play are by the authors opinion acceptable, but the black lad steps out of line in a similar fashion (Has he really?) and it is not.

There has to be a reason why someone like Griffiths can bring the game into disrepute through racist activity, alleged gambling that is out of control and other such vices, never mind supposed children out of wedlock whilst the black lad a man committed to family and community through charity is a target for vicious criticism that the author would never dare aim at Griffiths.

There must be a reason why Christie's serial shirt pulling, testicle grabbing and two-footed lunges create barely a stir with the author yet the black lad falls down in the same game at a time when it should have been well over and the author can only comment upon the black player, who it should be mentioned, was basically cheated by a referee who should be ashamed of how he has constantly defrauded this player over the seasons.

I could add to the above but why bother we have all seen it.

Perhaps it is just that Leckie hates our club, well we know this, we know he hates our support, but there is an element in his cretinous venality that oversteps the mark in that article, something that is surfacing from deeper in his twisted psyche towards a player who has never in two and a half seasons made a deliberate dangerous foul or to my knowledge injured a fellow pro.
It may not be racism, but one can't avoid having some suspicion that this vile drivel is driven by something cancerous eating at the author's soul.
I agree that a few celtic players get a pass on similar behaviour but i believe, maybe naively, that its because they are celtic players.

It feels like since we’ve
There is nothing in the article itself that is overtly racist, except for the tenor and hypocrisy that drives the article itself is dubious.

There has to be a reason that Scott Brown's deliberations in provoking younger players on the park by dragging his studs down their Achilles to get a reaction or his flying elbows which are seen in every game I have ever watched him play are by the authors opinion acceptable, but the black lad steps out of line in a similar fashion (Has he really?) and it is not.

There has to be a reason why someone like Griffiths can bring the game into disrepute through racist activity, alleged gambling that is out of control and other such vices, never mind supposed children out of wedlock whilst the black lad a man committed to family and community through charity is a target for vicious criticism that the author would never dare aim at Griffiths.

There must be a reason why Christie's serial shirt pulling, testicle grabbing and two-footed lunges create barely a stir with the author yet the black lad falls down in the same game at a time when it should have been well over and the author can only comment upon the black player, who it should be mentioned, was basically cheated by a referee who should be ashamed of how he has constantly defrauded this player over the seasons.

I could add to the above but why bother we have all seen it.

Perhaps it is just that Leckie hates our club, well we know this, we know he hates our support, but there is an element in his cretinous venality that oversteps the mark in that article, something that is surfacing from deeper in his twisted psyche towards a player who has never in two and a half seasons made a deliberate dangerous foul or to my knowledge injured a fellow pro.
It may not be racism, but one can't avoid having some suspicion that this vile drivel is driven by something cancerous eating at the author's soul.
You make good points and I agree that there are many Celtic players (you missed out Lennon) that have got a free pass the past few years, many of which have acted worse than Morelos.

The thing eating away at Leckies soul right now is his da supported Celtic and SG is giving him something to worry about :). He may well be a racist too but I don’t think anything in the article suggests that.
 

Sweet & Salty

Active Member
He has a point?

Ahh, there is always one.
Always one? You’re kidding yourself if you think Alfie has been a model professional. Granted the refs give him a tougher time than anyone in the league but he has defo done things to make himself a target for the knuckle draggers.
 
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