Strictly speaking

Here former Scottish professional footballer, coach and assistant manager, David Farrell gives his own take on the issues facing football in Scotland. Unlike those ex-footballers pontificating from a comfy seat…read more →

FAC goes to Holyrood….again

Today saw the campaign against the Offensive Behaviour Act take another step in the inexorable road to repeal.  MSPs voted 65 to 61 in favour of the Justice Committee report…read more →

Fans Against Criminalisation was founded in 2011 as the SNP were attempting to gain some political capital by forcing through a piece of emergency legislation which sought to curtail the rights of football fans following several high profile incidents which had brought the issue of ”sectarianism” back into the public spotlight.

FAC initially consisted of the 5 main Celtic supporters’ groups: The Green Brigade, The Celtic Trust, The Celtic Supporter’s Association, The Affiliation of Registered Celtic Supporters’ Clubs and The Association of Irish Celtic Supporters Clubs. However, it was never intended that this be a Celtic supporters’ organisation and from the outset invitations to get involved were issued to supporters of other clubs. Just as importantly, offers of assistance and advice were made to, and accepted by, fans of any Club charged under the Act. At the current time (2015) we have supporters of Hamilton, Motherwell and Rangers involved in the planning of FAC activities.
We reject the view that this Act is primarily about sectarianism. We wholeheartedly oppose this Act on several fundamental principles. It is both discriminatory and dangerous to create a law which creates an offence for one group within a society, when the same actions or behaviours would not result in a criminal charge for others. This act does exactly that. It explicitly states that if you are deemed to be a football fan (whether attending the game or even watching a match on the television) then you are automatically subject to this law and your rights are restricted.

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5 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Do you guys have a Facebook page and do you update your website anymore? The last update I can see on the website is dated 26th January. I am aware that the Twitter page has more recent updates, including the result of the repeal bid (massive congratulations, by the way), but unfortunately, I don’t have Twitter, so it isn’t particularly helpful for me.

    1. We do have a facebook but we rarely use it. Our tweets are listed on the front page of the site though so you can see updates there. Thanks for all your support.

  2. I sincerely hope you guys don’t disband now that the Act has been abolished. Given the SNP’s utter contempt for the working class and football fans, no doubt they will be thinking of all they can do to paint them as being beneath the rest of humanity and legislate to treat them as such.

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