Celtic fan admits to Sectarian and Racist abuse on Social Network site


A Celtic fan has admitted to posting sectarian and racist messages on Facebook, after being arrested during a police operation on Internet bigots.

Michael Bailey left messages on the social networking site, in a group called ‘Neil Lennon should be banned’ as well as on his own personal page.

According to BBC News, he was caught after a Police Task Force began reviewing websites after the Scottish Cup Old Firm derby game in March, which was dubbed the ‘shame game’.

The court heard Bailey had posted sectarian comments about Rangers and aimed racist comments towards Rangers’ black footballer El Hadji Diouf in March, but was arrested on 30th April.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how he accepted full responsibility for posting the comments. Bailey was released on bail, but with the conditions that he must not enter any SPL ground or the National stadium, and to report to his local police station during the first half of every Celtic match.

Sentencing was deferred until next month for reports.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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