Rapid Vienna hire a priest ahead of rangers game

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  1. uneasydaz

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    RAPID VIENNA have appointed a club priest ahead of their Europa League clash against Rangers.

    Gers make the trip to Austria next Thursday requiring victory to reach the last 32.

    But Rapid’s players hope to receive divine inspiration from Father Christoph Pelczar, who has just published a book.

    Glaube. Liebe. Rapid (Belief, Love, Rapid) details his conversations with squad members and sells for £17.50.

    Polish-born Fr Pelczar recently arranged for the players to have a private audience with the Pope.

    He said: “Rapid can absolutely be a religion. There are similar rituals of hymns, songs and advents.

    “Religion has to offer solutions. There is a search for something greater, and it is not blasphemy for me to say so.”

    One of the players helped by the clergyman is midfielder Dejan Ljubicic, who was caught drunkenly hurling beer bottles at a mosque last December.

    The 21-year-old said: “Father Christoph gave me the strength to rise up again. I was on the floor after making a huge mistake.

    “He gave me the power to prove myself, and show that I am a good person.”
     
  2. bristol_bnose2

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    Voodoo no workie.
     
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    New darling of the lounge.

    "midfielder Dejan Ljubicic, who was caught drunkenly hurling beer bottles at a mosque last December."
     
  6. Superrangers

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    I’ll bet the father gave him the power to rise up again.
     
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    Let's hope it's Rangers who dish out a pumping rather than Father Christoph.
     
  8. robandmundt

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    Hawd oan. Why is this being reported in the papers, and why in this country? This is a vile attempt to drum up bigotry and religiously aggravated trouble. Utter scum are the press in this country.

    Let them get on with whatever they feel like, they can hire a priest, a prostitute and a proddy dug for all I care, all I'm focused on is beating them
     
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    Ffs don't let Michael Stewart know that there's another Christoph.:p
     
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    Totally agree.

    If they hired a Shamen, our press wouldn’t bat an eye.

    Still though... hiring a priest? Utter batshit.
     
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    oh when the pope...becomes a proddy
     
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    Perhaps he could help Craig Levein caught endlessly hurling toys out his pram.
     
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    Surely this?
    A non-story and reported solely for the purpose of the religious division aspect.

    Austria is a Roman Catholic country and if they hired a religious person it would, of course, be an RC priest, however, if we had been playing an Islamic team and they hired an Iman would the press report that?
    I doubt it.

    No one has a problem with Roman Catholics in Catholic countries doing Catholic things.
    The real problem in Protestant Scotland is that RC's have a problem with Protestants doing and being seen to do Protestant things.
     
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    All I would suggest is just keep him away from the boys club :eek:
     
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    How can you tell if your dug is a proddy?? :p:p
     
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    I expect many of the teams we play from predominantly Catholic countries take a wee trip to see a priest for a blessing before game, so what, only news to the reptiles of the Scottish press.
     
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    It's a nominally Catholic country and the club has a prayer room for Christians in it already.

    Not like the papers to want to stir these kinds of tensions. :rolleyes:
     
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    Leave the youth team at home then
     
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    Rev James Currie would have sorted him out in the old days!
     
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    Usual nonsense from the Scottish tabloids. For our Austrian readers, supporters of the ‘British Protestant Heritage Club’ will be making friends in the lovely city of Vienna next week.
     
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    And your children will be safe.
     
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    Nail on the head.
     
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    My thoughts exactly
     
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    There's usually something about their eyes that gives it away.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
    It’s possible we have as many RC’s in our team/squad than Protestants, and have had for years, but stuff like this still gets a headline.
    Shocking.
     
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    I just hope they didn’t recruit from St Pats FC .
     
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    Altered boys versus The Teddy Bears.


    Fuukin crush them RANGERS.
     
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    By it's sash :p
     
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    So they get a priest to try and win the game.
    What if we get a minister.
    Just depends on who the big man supports then.
     
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    Voodoo no workie.

    Edit :three weeks too late:D
     
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    Let's hope he's got nothing to do with their youth team.
     
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    Lovely man Father Christoph Pelczar so he is.

    Although a strict disciplinarian

    He once pulled off the entire RAPID VIENNA boys club after a disappointing first half in a pre-season friendly once
     
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    One of the players helped by the clergyman is midfielder Dejan Ljubicic, who was caught drunkenly hurling beer bottles at a mosque last December.

    The 21-year-old said: “Father Christoph gave me the strength to rise up again. I was on the floor after making a huge mistake.

    “He gave me the power to prove myself, and show that I am a good person.”


    SWEEP SWEEP

    make a fucking photoshop of Slab Murphy's pal Neil Lennon tho.............
     
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    Well that's them buggered now.
     
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    Hocus Pocus :eek:
     
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    We hijacked the Pelczar mobile...
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    seriously get Father Christoph over here instead of Canon Tom White.

    Tam has nae Chill

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    What a stupid thing to do, there is no god so some papist pervert is not going to help them. And if there was a god, he's a bear
     
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    So it’s ok to be Roman Catholic club then.....?
     
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