A game of two tribes…

A bit of tit for tat tribalism in Scottish football: Celtic’s ‘holy goalie’ exposed a “God Bless the Pope” T-shirt complete with a picture of the late Pope John Paul II at a recent Old Firm game, while the Sunday Herald has issued a full page apology after a columnist wrote that some Celtic ‘fans would probably rather have a bead-rattling Hoopy the Huddle Hound in the dug-out.’ Arguably, the T-shirt wasn’t as offensive as the written jibe was, in that the player was celebrating his own religious identity rather than denigrating another – but I really doubt that Boruc is some innocent who thinks he isn’t being provocative. And context is everything, and I can remember how offended Celtic fans were when Paul Gascoigne played his invisible flute!