On This Day 1988 - Jock Wallace Escorted Out of the Ibrox Members Lounge

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Just saw this on the Facebook page “We Are The People” on, funnily enough, Facebook.

What’s the story behind this? Says he received complimentary tickets from Walter, but he and his wife humiliatingly escorted out and from that day on he paid at the gate.
 
stuck fences along both enclosures ,and had CCTV cameras monitering our support in the East Enclosure,
After the league trophy presentation in 87 and the pitch invasion that occurred after it.he wrote a front page article on the rangers news about the support in the East Enclosure that wouldn’t have looked out of place on the front page of the Celtic view.one line stood out he wrote “to many of our support in the east enclosure hero worship false gods”
He handed out bans like confetti.
 
Specs tie in.



Yep that’s the pic I remembered.mind you he had a lot more in common with the punters on the terracing than the hierarchy.
 
After the league trophy presentation in 87 and the pitch invasion that occurred after it.he wrote a front page article on the rangers news about the support in the East Enclosure that wouldn’t have looked out of place on the front page of the Celtic view.one line stood out he wrote “to many of our support in the east enclosure hero worship false gods”
He handed out bans like confetti.
yip , a rat of a man towards our support , he seemed to take delight in antagonising the more vocal in our support,
 
Head of security Alistair Hood was a jumped up ar*ehole who seemed to enjoy banning Rangers people from Ibrox.
If he took the decision to throw Wallace and his wife out, then why wasn't he punished for this or, at the very least, made to explain himself?

Hood was an employee of the club after all. He was answerable to someone.

And if Hood was simply following orders, then whose orders were they?
 
Just saw this on the Facebook page “We Are The People” on, funnily enough, Facebook.

What’s the story behind this? Says he received complimentary tickets from Walter, but he and his wife humiliatingly escorted out and from that day on he paid at the gate.
The following week he was buying tickets outside the old brockville , fans were refusing his money but he was having none of it , if the memory is correct this was the same game another famous fan was watching , Graham Roberts after his row with Souness the previous week.

Edit , it was more than a week later , but definitely the same game Roberts was famously watching.
 
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If he took the decision to throw Wallace and his wife out, then why wasn't he punished for this or, at the very least, made to explain himself?

Hood was an employee of the club after all. He was answerable to someone.

And if Hood was simply following orders, then whose orders were they?
You would think the orders came from those who sacked the great man a couple of years earlier
 
I'm sure Hood was the man who banned the flag ''Behind Enemy Lines''
Property of Dublin RSC
Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
Hood was a stickler for doing things by the book and didn’t do this off his own back.

As I understand it, he was asked to remove Jock Wallace.
 
I'm sure Hood was the man who banned the flag ''Behind Enemy Lines''
Property of Dublin RSC
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Are you maybe confusing that with the Linwood flag that Hood suggested had paramilitary connotations or words to that effect?
 
I'm sure Hood was the man who banned the flag ''Behind Enemy Lines''
Property of Dublin RSC
Correct me if I'm wrong.
No that was Kenny Scott who was as much an arsehole as Hood,who had his former buddies in the police look into the backgrounds of our members and myself.we didn’t know that at the time we found out about a year later when one of our members was in Romania for a CL game and bumped into a police liaison officer who clocked the Dublin Loyal polo top and told him about the background checks.Kenny Scott must have been disappointed the report came back “harmless dafties who like a drink” which actually summed us up pretty well :D
 
Yes the same thing that happened to Walter and Ally when the were told Advocatt had asked for them to be removed
I thought it was that they weren’t asked to leave it was more that they simply didn’t get into the players lounge?

It was over 20 years ago and I can no longer find the newspaper report though.
 
Im sure Souness was caught up in this, a lot of fans thought the order might have come from him, dont know if there was any truth in it.
 
No that was Kenny Scott who was as much an arsehole as Hood,who had his former buddies in the police look into the backgrounds of our members and myself.we didn’t know that at the time we found out about a year later when one of our members was in Romania for a CL game and bumped into a police liaison officer who clocked the Dublin Loyal polo top and told him about the background checks.Kenny Scott must have been disappointed the report came back “harmless dafties who like a drink” which actually summed us up pretty well :D
f@cking sinister stuff that, and pretty shameful if I'm being honest
 
Head of security Alistair Hood was a jumped up ar*ehole who seemed to enjoy banning Rangers people from Ibrox.
It was an utter disgrace by a jumped up little Hitler called Alaistair Hood who was head of security,who had a unhealthy dislike of the rangers support.
Didn't know about this incident. However, throughout the 90s Alistair Hood behaved like an absolute arsehole towards the rangers support.
Alister hood was the pricks prick. Everyone loathed him
I remember “the hooded claw” drawings in FF fanzines as a young bear in the 80’s
 
I used to write letters to Alistair Hood telling him about police and stewards being antagonistic to the teenage me and those around me in the Enclosure.. asking him why my mate selling programmes in the Broomloan Stand was being spat on and shoved around by Celtic fans with nothing done to protect him t the same time.

Got home from school one day and my mum told be that some guy called Alistair Hood had called from Rangers and asked if I could call him back!!
 
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