This morning, representatives from Club 1872 met with officials from the anti-racism charity, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC). The meeting was organised after SRtRC were publicly associated with the blogger, Phil Mac Giolla Bhain.
Speaking after the meeting at SRtRC offices, Club 1872 director, Laura Fawkes said: “We were invited to meet SRtRC after we raised concerns about their public association with Phil Mac Giolla Bhain – a blogger who regularly uses offensive language about Rangers supporters. Nicola Hay, Campaign Manager with SRtRC conceded that they should not have associated with Phil Mac Giolla Bhain. Nicola Hay also accepted full accountability and apologised to Club 1872 and the wider Rangers community”.
Laura Fawkes added; “ Nicola Hay assured us that she spoke to Mr Mac Giolla Bhain about his regular use of appalling and dehumanising language. I was pleased to hear that she invited Phil Mac Giolla Bhain to apologise and asked him to retract his hate filled comments. We note that no retraction or apology has yet been forthcoming”.
Club 1872 member Alasdair Morrison, who accompanied Laura Fawkes said: “We are grateful to SRtRC for their straight forward and honest approach to this unpleasant episode. Nicola Hay rightly conceded their association with Phil Mac Giolla Bhain has ‘severely tainted’ the image of the charity.
“The noble aims of SRtRC should be supported by all across football and wider society. We look forward to working with Nicola Hay and her team at SRtRC on future campaigns.”
Issued by Supporters Voice Limited, a Club 1872 company< Back