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Old 06-17-2011, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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the scottish government has published its proposals for legislation to tackle sectarianism related to football, including tough new prison terms. the bill aims to stamp out abusive behaviour from football fans whether they are watching matches in a stadium, in the pub or commenting online. it would raise the jail term from six months to five years.

Government slammed for rushing anti-sectarian law - Scotsman.com
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:22 AM
 
Location: London, England
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Does this only occur in Celtic Rangers games or is it in more Scottish games too?
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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more wide spread in the old firm but other teams like hibs, hearts, dundee, and a few others have sectarian problems also, say theres a man who has sectarian views from kirkaldy and he supports his local team raith rovers, but he will also attach himself to one of the old firm, because they are the focal point for the majority of catholic protestant fans, so a lot of people will support there team but also 'support' celtic or rangers
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The bill is scary stuff and fit for abuse.

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The Offensive Behaviour in Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill, being published today, will introduce a sentence of up to five years' imprisonment for sectarian behaviour at football matches or while watching in a pub and make it an offence to post religious-hate threats on the internet.
Define "sectrarian behaviour". If a guy says "I hate Prods" or "**** the Pope" at the grounds or in a pub is he subject to prison time?
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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lol yeah he would be!
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