James Kelly and the OBFA

Letter to The Daily Record, 02/11/16 (Published 03/11/16)
Dear Sir,
MSP James Kelly’s latest attempt to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act would be laughable if it weren’t so serious. His ‘back of a fag packet’ poll was rank amateur, and it appears to have been simply shared around parties who Mr Kelly knew would respond favourably. As a supporter of neither of the Glasgow teams which Mr Kelly is appealing to, can I say that I and many, many others support the principle of the OBFA, and its removal would be a step back 30 years. Here’s a message for you Mr Kelly: Scottish Football Agrees- No Bigotry Please!
Yours Sincerely,
James Cassidy

2 thoughts on “James Kelly and the OBFA

  1. Maureen Luby

    As a supporter of one of the Glasgow teams, I completely agree. The legislation may not be perfect but it’s a step in the right direction. Moreover, my impression (could be wrong and happy to be corrected) is that many of the fans are more concerned about the manner in which the police ‘enforce’ it rather than the actual legislation itself.


  2. jester1970 Post author

    Having spoken to some fans I got the impression that while they didn’t like it, it acted as a reminder that there were boundaries. Remove those boundaries and what message do you send out?



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