Is Charles Green a racist?
I don’t know, but as Graham Spiers says Green may not be, but he does sound like one.
Charlie has conceded in an interview that there are effectively two standards for the language that is permitted at his club, one for him and another for everyone else.
Show Racism The Red Card (SRTRC) considered Green’s language as ‘ill-advised’. This was a very gentle admonition.
The organisation made reference to the excellent support that the Ibrox club has given to them over the years.
I am sure they did ask why, among all other senior clubs in British football, Rangers was the only ones not to field a Republic of Ireland international in their first team.
However, I am not aware of SRTRC publishing the response they got.
SRTRC has previous around failing to adequately tackle racism down Ibrox way.
In 2008 I found the NGO rather squeamish on the Famine Song.
Of course when one type of racism is tacitly approved of at a football club then it should come as no surprise when other variants show up as Maurice Edu found to his cost.
I don’t think we should be surprised at this conduct as the same fans had ‘the Billy Boys’, as their unofficial anthem and it has made something a comeback this season.
This appalling song lauds the life and times of Billy Fullerton.
A self-confessed fascist and member of the Ku Klux Klan his street gang terrorised Irish neighbourhoods in Glasgow in the 1920s and 1930s.
Therefore we should probably not be that surprised at the feet shuffling among the Sevco supporters at the latest outburst from Charlie.
The Scottish Football Association has, of course, the ability to bring a disrepute charge against Mr Green for his use of this racist language towards a work colleague.
The Sevco supremo then compounded this by defending his use of this word in an interview with STV.
For the most part the mainstream media have given Green a pass on the idiot defence.
Sevco supporters organisations must come out as one and condemn this disgusting language if they don’t then they too will be tarred with the revolting racist brush.