February 25th, 2010

The Scots are racist – fact

Posted in The Job - General by 200

At least they could be according to Grampian Police, one of whose offiicers had occasion to visit a shop selling T-shirts in Aberdeen.

The t-shirts have been produced in response to Scotland failing to make the world cup while England are through &  show the words “ABE / Anyone But England / South Africa / 2010. The shirts were produced in the context of the historic rivalry between English & Scottish football fans.

An officer visited the store & pointed out that the shop display showcasing the t-shirts, which have been on sale for 3 months, could cause offence & may be ‘inapropriate’ suggesting the store might like to consider removing them.

A spokesman for the company – Slanj – said: “We have been selling this T-shirt for the past three months and we’ve had a great response. Even the English people who come into the store think it’s a laugh and just a bit of tongue-in-cheek football banter. We’re certainly not being racist. We are the same race as the English. It’s just daft to say it’s offensive.”

A spokesman for Grampian Police said: “The primary role of any police force is to preserve the peace and we would be failing in our duty if we did not make people aware of the potential for disturbance such a window display could cause. The Grampian area, in common with the rest of the country, has recorded incidents relating to nationality and we have a responsibility to do our best to ensure that incidents of this nature are kept to a minimum.

“The public expect no less of us.”

Hmmm, I’m not sure the public actually do really expect the police to be dealing with such issues, attending their burglaries the same day & moving on the drunken & abusive chavs from outside their houses might have a priority far higher up the list from a jokey t-shirt, especially as it transpired that the police had not received one single complaint over the t-shirts.

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17 comments

  1. shijuro says:

    As Frankie Boyle once said, ‘Nobody thought Mel Gibson could play a Scot but look at him now! A wife beating, alcoholic, racist..’

    lol

    life’s just too short…

    mind you- when my shift used to call me ‘Redskin’ ‘Geronimo’ ‘little Plum’ (because of my Native American history… I could hear the cries of my ancestors…

    lol…

    February 26th, 2010 at 09:41

  2. Andy Munro says:

    As a former Scottish police officer (who seen the light earlier and left) I can’t say this surprises me at all. PC doesn’t mean Police Constable anymore and the office of constable has been rubbished…they should change the oath to, do solemly swear to uphold he laws and principles of political correctness, whilst at the same time completely abandoning something called a sense of humour”

    as we say in Scotland.. “it’s pish” which for all those non scots out there… it means “this is rubbish”

    p.s what kind of light i hear you ask? well it would be the light that said…go find some sunshine and relax, you deserve it.

    February 26th, 2010 at 10:03

  3. Pc A Hunn says:

    I agree those skirt wearing, porridge gobbling, Ginger alcoholics are some of the most stereotyping bigotted racist bastards I’ve ever met.

    February 26th, 2010 at 14:17

  4. R/T says:

    Andy – we say “LOB” in MP land. Not on the radio any more really but you do hear it occasionally!!

    February 26th, 2010 at 17:51

  5. Fee says:

    I saw this story in the paper yesterday and thought “humourless idiots”. Sorry, but there it is.

    I don’t live in Aberdeen, but on the same side of the border. I don’t want the police “investigating” this kind of bollocks. I want them to turn up the same day if I get burgled, and move on any drunken and abusive neds (a ned being a chav with a Scottish accent) who may choose to gather outside my house. I thought that was what they were for.

    Incidentally, the same t-shirts are on sale in Edinburgh city centre, but I really, really, hope that Lothian & Borders Police don’t cover their faces with the same egg.

    In the name of full disclosure, I don’t care who wins the World Cup. If England win it, then well done. No, seriously. I wouldn’t begrudge the genuine fans their party. And assuming a certain G Brown will no longer be PM by then, at least we’ll be spared the cringyness (Is that a word? If not, it should be) of watching him pretend to care about football.

    February 26th, 2010 at 19:18

  6. Civ_In_The_City says:

    “We would be failing in our duty if…”

    You already have.

    It wasn`t investigated to preserve the peace, it was investigated just in case some sorry, humourless, professional complainer decided that they perceive some offense to have been caused by the t-shirts and go to the local plod to register their indignation.

    No problem there, so far a typical loony left day in cotton-wool broken britain.

    BUT….

    What if loony pro-complainer then discovers the police were already aware of the t-shirts and had done nothing about it.

    OMFG!

    THEN you have grounds for a story in the press and a slagging off of the chief constable.

    And THAT is the only breach of the peace that Chief Constables are really interested in.

    Anything that might put their bogus, stats-driven bonus and knighthood scheme in danger.

    “The public expect no less of us..”

    Actually, we expect far far more of you. I`m reduced to the worst comment I can think of: “Why don`t you go and catch some real criminals instead of hassling law abiding citizens?

    February 26th, 2010 at 20:32

  7. Ambulance Amateur says:

    Well, strictly speaking, it IS racist. Can you imagine if, in a cricket competition, English people wore T-shits saying “Anyone but Pakistan/India/Windies”?

    Mind you, I like to think we English people have more of a sense of humour.

    February 26th, 2010 at 21:13

  8. Civ_In_The_City says:

    I disagree about that actually BEING racist, but agree in the current climate of thought-policing it would be perceived as being racist. So maybe the police were being even-handed, protecting English people from psychological trauma.

    I don`t see English as being a race though. It`s a country, so technically there could be a case for claiming the t-shirts were country-ist.

    Now, if it said “Death to Celts” on a pro-England t-shirt I`d say it was racist. But “Anyone But England” on it`s own isn`t racist, same as “Up the Gunners” isn`t racist.

    And the fact these were football shirts being sold in a High Street shop, and the slogan also mentioned South Africa 2010, clearly referring to a football tournament.

    They aren`t encouraging “Death to the Infidel” or “Behead the Unbelievers” or else there might be grounds to arrest them. Or at least give them a damn good video-ing from a safe distance.

    Policing should be for preventing and detecting crime, not for preventing loonies from potentially, maybe, just possibly, being a teensy bit offended by something they saw in a shop window.

    An “Anyone but Pakistan” t-shirt in a cricket competition SHOULD be seen as what it is.

    If we can deveote our lives to a favourite team and hope they win everything, this automatically means we want all the other teams to lose. Singling one out makes no difference.

    Can you imagine school sports day if nobody ever won a race in case someone who didn`t win was upset? What other f*cked up policies would the people in such a country would be exposed to by a government who let that happen….oh dear.

    February 26th, 2010 at 22:03

  9. Beau Novak says:

    If I had a greenback for each time I came here.. Superb read.

    May 30th, 2010 at 13:37

  10. Andy says:

    @Civ_In_The_City
    You stupid fuck arse, all western Europeans are Celts. The Danes, the Germans all came from celts and are no less celtic than anyone else. You should try reading a few history books, ones not written by racist Scots.

    You dumb fucks, of course being anti-English is racist. What next will you be saying: Hitler was not racist because he only killed white people?

    I think it is hardest for people like me who never chose to live in Scotland, who were brought up to Scotland as kids, involuntarily.

    I was brought up to Scotland when I was barely three but still have a strong Southern English accent to this day and have suffered because of that, my whole life. I think my life has been completely ruined through Scottish racism and sadly even now I am still too poor to escape this country.

    I really, really hope Scotland does get Independent soon so that perhaps naive English parents will be less likely to bring their children up to Scotland to suffer a miserable childhood, like I did.

    I think the only way I will ever escape racist Scotland is to kill myself, I am beginning to give up on a future and hope.

    July 23rd, 2010 at 05:03

  11. Anti-Scot says:

    Don’t get me started on the Scottish!

    I’m very tolerant with people generally, no matter what background, race etc. (hell I’m English born and brought up in 3 different countries) but if there’s anyone on this planet I go out of my way to avoid, it’s the Scottish! They are the most obnoxious, racist, drunken, detestable people I’ve ever had the misfortune to meet!

    Not long ago, Glasgow Rangers played in Manchester (where I was living at the time), aside from trashing and pissing everywhere, on the last night they caused a riot ‘cos one of the big screens broke down. They left the place looking like a shit heap! And what did the manager of GR have to say? He didn’t blame it on the faulty screen – instead he said “The people of Manchester should have known Scottish people like to drink a lot and therefore the supermarkets should have been adequately stocked up” I have never read such an idiotic statement in my life!

    Further back, still in Manchester, two Scotsmen were arrested for trying to poison the drinking supply there!

    What’s more, in my hometown, the biggest trouble makers we have are the Scottish (and we have a lot!) They go around the town centre with knives in their pockets. Plus there was a time when people in my town who didn’t dare put up the English flag just ‘cos the Scots would complain to the local authorities….only the Scots flag could be seen….that’s changed now thankfully!

    I hate how they always blame the English for misdemeanors that they themselves are guilty of, for instance, they scoff with other nationalties that the English are ignorant and can’t speak any other languages – how hypocritical! When I lived in France, who helped some Scots customers out with the local lingo – me, an Englander! I don’t know why since they had already given me lots of racist abuse a few days before that.

    I could go on and on and on…..

    And of course it’s always the fault of the English ‘cos we shat on their country (yawn yawn)…I’m originally from Cumbria and the Scots have been raping and pilliging in that place since before it was even a county.

    Whenever I cross paths with a Scottish person now I keep myself to myself and I try not to even speak to them. I won’t even give them the time of day!!

    September 14th, 2010 at 13:53

  12. Chris says:

    Aaah here we go another debate on how we Scots are racist.
    Okay first off my bloody noisy neighbours. England is a country ahem not a race. Should we really be bothered about all this OH HE SAID THIS ABOUT ME, OH THEY DID THIS TO SPITE US.
    No im not gonna be pointing out that Scotland is superior over England because it is clearly not after the blood sucking leech below us took our pride and dignity away from us. And it can all be tracked back to our ancestors and great great great uncles and auntsies, but for the time being lets talk about what the English are only good for … theft. Scotland may well have the largest amount of oil refineries in europe and as of the matter that nobody would drill down for our precious black fountain of golden glory we decided to take the task on and do this as has every human being in existence NOW heres where the penny drops my friends, Scotland as a nation couldve held onto this oil gradually increasing our wealth, gradually increasing our namesake and who ordered it bundled it into there fucking Porsches, Mercedes and Jaguars?? The FUCKING English economy. Sucked us bone dry like a hooker whos in a hurry to be somewhere.

    Alas poor bretheren the tax man has come around to our house like the grim reaper at an auld folks hame in the winter. If any English w*nkers care to elaborate on their pride of a movie named This Is England I’ll be glad to hear who the fuck is the racist one in this arugement ;) CHEERIO AND PEACE OUT

    September 30th, 2010 at 00:09

  13. Anti-Scot says:

    Chris…your argument sucks!

    First of all you’re talking about theft?! In my home town most of the people who do the theiving and pick-pocketing (not to mention the stabbing and the fighting) are………….Scottish!

    Oil?! Sounds to me like Scotland didn’t really want it that much or else they wouldn’t have contributed it towards the ‘fucking English economy’.

    ‘This is England’?! You must be really clutching at straws when you bring up an example of a film that was set in early-80s England and based around a skin-head sub-culture. Pride?! Where does pride come into it? The film gives an insight into the minds of these skinheads and their extreme nationlism that they labelled pride…..in Scotland such a racist mentality is not just limited to the meat-headed extreme nationalists but also seems to extend to doctors, nurses, teachers and other ‘professionals’.

    October 4th, 2010 at 07:41

  14. Kieran says:

    We Scots are a’ lot less racist to the English than they are to us. Take Jeremy Clarkson for example. He continually makes racist remarks against the Scottish, I challenge all of England to find one really famous Scottish television star who makes racist remarks to England. Plus I dont think you could blame the rest of Britain which means Ireland and Wales to for having a hate towards the English. England have attacked all three of us continuously throughout history. Plus every time an English person does something good their English and every time a Scottish person does the same their English, for example, Andy Murray, need I say more. It is also the same when someone does something bad, if an English person does wrong he is British yet if a Scottish person does wrong he is Scottish.

    March 20th, 2012 at 20:48

  15. Kieran says:

    Dear Anti-Scot

    How dare you, why dont you walk up to those guys with the knives and listen to their voices, they will sound English because they are, plus I speak fluent French and Italian you twit. Plus, most drunken? I dont drink and neither do half of my friends although I did hear a woman from Essex calling a taxi driver a Korean bast***. In Edinburgh we are definitely not racist and my ancient granddad’s very best friend when he was in the was black. I know a’ lot about him, he used to man the firing barrel on my Granddads tank. My boyfriend is half English and I dont appreciate the stereotypical remarks that you are making. Plus, what about the Manchester fan who tried to fight with the rival teams manager last year, I cant remember it exactly but I also remember hearing about a bomb scare in that managers house caused by a Manchester fan so dont dare bring up football violence. I’m using a fake E-mail by the way and I wont be returning to this page so reply however you like, I’m not going to see it. You are not worth the time of day.

    PS: If your wondering why I said boyfriend when the name is Kieran, yes I am gay.

    March 20th, 2012 at 21:07

  16. Anon says:

    Sorry to say but yes, there are alot of racist bigots in Scotland. You guys aren’t the only ones hoping for independence. You guys watch Braveheart and hate the English, get on with it. The UK isn’t stronger with Scotland because it’s got the cancer of racial hatred in it that will fester away until you go your own way. Why is Salmond making you wait? All aboard for New Caledonia, we won’t be waiting with open hands and cash this time though, just to remind you ;)

    March 28th, 2012 at 21:53

  17. mullionel says:

    I lived in Glasgow in Scotland for 9 years. I am Frenchwith dark hair. I have been attacked twice just walking in the street in the middle of city.. for now reason.. and have been always called a paki even from my closest freind ( as a joke).

    April 4th, 2012 at 20:49

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