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Yob jailed for hurling sectarian abuse at republican protesters - Scotsman.com News

A MAN who hurled sectarian abuse at republican protesters during an Armed Forces Day parade has been jailed for a year.
Loyalist David Bates shouted: "Scum, scum, f*** the Pope," at protesters after they booed an RAF flypast during the parade, in George Square, Glasgow, in June this year.
The parade and other events – which were taking place as part of a UK-wide celebration of the armed forces – were interrupted by a group of about 40 republican protesters
At Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday, Sheriff Lindsay Wood told Bates: "Such behaviour just doesn't wash in a modern, civilised society and you will have to pay the penalty for that...You clearly have bigoted views and the public needs protection from that."

A year in jail? I'm sure Scottish Tory Boy would approve but from this distance the provocation by the Fenian Scum makes that seem a bit harsh.

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"You clearly have bigoted views and the public needs protection from that.",/i>

Which is why if you display a Bible in Saudi Arabia you will be jailed.

What. The. Fuck.

Sheriff Lindsay Wood told Bates: "Such behaviour just doesn't wash in a modern, civilised society and you will have to pay the penalty for that...You clearly have bigoted views and the public needs protection from that."

In a modern, civilized society you will never, ever, ever insult the pope.

I hope he appeals.

What. The. F**k.

Sheriff Lindsay Wood told Bates: "Such behaviour just doesn't wash in a modern, civilised society and you will have to pay the penalty for that...You clearly have bigoted views and the public needs protection from that."

In a modern, civilized society you will never, ever, ever insult the pope.

I hope he appeals.

My initial comment was angry and for that I apologise.
Repent at leisure, etc.

I am with JonnyN: say Fuck The Pope if you want to, I will stand up for your right to say whatsoever (usual caveats) you wish.

Yet I grew up in Glasgow and listened to the bigotted, tiny minded morons who live their lives by this stuff, stuff that is as important to them as life and death and who, when questioned, have no real idea about what they talk/shout(and always but always, swear about).

Feinan scum.

Orange bastards.

Proddy dogs eat frogs.

Catholic cats eat rats.

Even as a primary pupil I thought this was ridiculous.

'TE = STB seems to have missed that the point of the story is nothing to do with the Orange Order, and even points out it also includes the Irish opposites as also being affected. And should bigots be not allowed to speak?'.

Correct. I did not read the full article.
Ahem, 'Mea Culpa'.

I will in future, attempt not to react so violently to perceived bigotry and read what is written and referred to before commenting.

STB.

p.s. ScotsToryBoy appears to be a blogger's name that appeared after I adopted the pseudonym of STB - we should not be (I know, go for it!) confused.

"modern civilised society" -
A terrible thing to say in Scotland.
As for having "bigoted views" how awful!
How insensitive.

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