Billy, I know you have a bee in your bonnet about this, but links to the Sun and Record are banned from the bounce. There is no such ban on the Evening News.
Okay, you’ve raised an important point, and how we address single high profile transgressions and conversely persistent transgressions by significant numbers in a crowd.I'm totally against strict liability.
If my brother beat up someone in the street and was caught I would expect him to be punished, not my family. It is absolutely ridiculous the whole idea of clubs being held responsible for the actions of one or two arseholes within their support. Hibs and other clubs pay a fortune for policing and stewards, we are guided by the police as to how they feel the game should be controlled. We have CCTV in the stadium which is now going to be upgraded at the clubs expense. What the hell more can Hibs or any other club do when someone decides they want to run on the pitch or chuck a stone or a coin at a player or a manager ?.
It's the person who commits the offence who should be punished not the club.
I read today that the guy who attacked Grealish has been sent down for three months. I'll bet that will put off anyone else down there trying to copy him. We need to identify the culprits and punish them. That's the answer...not hammering clubs and therefore punishing people who have had nothing to do with the offence.
Okay, you’ve raised an important point, and how we address single high profile transgressions and conversely persistent transgressions by significant numbers in a crowd.
That’s really it isn’t it, and whether anybody had the stomach to deal with sectarianism and I can only conclude there isn’t the will not even from our own club. What would our founders make of that?