At Saturdays game at Parkhead, the home of Celtic Football club, 200 fans walked out in protest of the minutes applause to commemerate the fallen heroes.
Apparently Celtic officials know a minutes silence wouldnt be observed, so chose the "applause" route.
Having listened on the radio "talk sport" people phoned in some of their stories... eg
Rangers had invited onto the pitch numerous returning soldiers to "meet the fans" during a game. Celtic did something similar - though told the soldiers they could not wear their uniforms.
Celtic fan gave his season ticket up because he had served in the Army - he was made an outcast.
Now I know of the history and some of the crazy bigotry that exists - but I just dont understand this in the slightest.
I'm quite sure most Celtic fans will be quite upset at what this minority are doing (so please dont take offence), but I just cant get my head around why they would do this?
The minutes silence undoubtably would include some of their own relatives - be they Irish, Scottish or whatever. They gave the ultimate sacrifice - why would anyone be so stupid to not give them one minute of their time in respect?