Some Celtic fans took their embrace of Irish Catholic identity to extremes. At an Old Firm game in 1993, I stood amid Celtic fans who chanted in praise of the IRA: 'Ooh, aah, up the Ra, say ooh, aah, up the Ra!' That day, the IRA blew up two children in Warrington. McCarra says similar chants are still heard today ...
Friday, 4 May 2012
Celtic's sectarian supporters
The New Statesman (19 March) had a review of a new book entitled Celtic: a Biography in Nine Lives, which was written by Kevin McCarra, a journalist and a Celtic fan.
The review was written by Simon Kuper, a Financial Times columnist and author of The Football Men. In it he said: