Police Service of Scotland tackling hardened criminals – makes you feel safe eh?

18/04/16 

Today we have more videoed evidence of the Police Service of Scotland engaging respectfully and sensibly with young citizens……no, just kidding, what we actually have are uniformed police officers being verbally and physically aggressive to a group of very young St Johnstone fans in Kilmarnock on Saturday 9th April. Continue reading “Police Service of Scotland tackling hardened criminals – makes you feel safe eh?”

Celtic FC calls for the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act

02/03/16 

Once again Celtic FC have made its views on the Offensive Behaviour Act known and followed up yesterday’s appeal by 50 public figures in Scotland from across the arts, media, the law, politics and academia for the Act to be scrapped , by issuing its own statement which we reproduce below: Continue reading “Celtic FC calls for the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act”

Scotland-wide protests against the Act

22/02/16

This weekend saw a fabulous show of unity and strength by fans all across Scotland against this abysmal legislation.  This comes a week before the Public Petitions’ Committee of the Scottish Parliament reconvenes to consider the petition calling for a full, transparent review of the Offensive Behaviour Act. Continue reading “Scotland-wide protests against the Act”

FAC Petition to be discussed at Holyrood next Tuesday

email your MSP for support

06/01/16

A petition asking the Scottish Parliament to undertake the full and transparent review which the Government so shamefully failed to do last June will be discussed at the Petitions’ Committee on Tuesday 12th January at 10am.  We are asking all opponents of this dreadful legislation to email your constituency and list MSPs to ask them to support the aims of the petition. Continue reading “FAC Petition to be discussed at Holyrood next Tuesday”

2016 and the fight against the Offensive Behaviour Act goes on!

4/1/16

Fans Against Criminalisation notes the statement made today by MSP, James Kelly, promising to put forward a Members’ Bill to repeal the ‘Football Act’ (sic) should he be re-elected in May. Continue reading “2016 and the fight against the Offensive Behaviour Act goes on!”

Football fans in other countries challenge unjust laws

04/11/15

The experience of football fans in Scotland who are victimised by an unjust and unnecessary law and having their freedom of expression denied is not unique it would appear.  Continue reading “Football fans in other countries challenge unjust laws”

FAC reps win yet another set of complaints against Police Scotland

30/10/15

Those of you who have followed the twists and turns of FAC activities over the past three years will know that on numerous occasions, FAC observers in courts have been subjected to harassment by police officers and court officials attempting to prevent them engaging in the perfectly legal activity of taking notes during trials involving the Offensive Behaviour Act.  On each occasion we have had written confirmation that we are perfectly entitled to take notes and that we will not be interfered with again….until we are. Continue reading “FAC reps win yet another set of complaints against Police Scotland”

Is this the best the SNP can do in defence of the OB Act?

10/9/15

The following is a recent twitter exchange (w/c 31/8/15) between John Mason MSP and Jeanette Findlay who is a Celtic supporter and a member of FAC.  Opponents of the Act from other clubs joined in the exchange but to clarify the exchange and highlight the complete nonsense that underpins the pro-SNP Government  argument we have shown the debate between JM and JF.  Some points expressed over two or three tweets have been combined for the sake of clarity. Continue reading “Is this the best the SNP can do in defence of the OB Act?”

A Response to Martin Hannan :

The Issue is Not Sectarianism

Fans Against Criminalisation was formed in 2011 in order to oppose the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Scotland (2012) Act and have since battled this legislation whilst simultaneously doing all that we can to support those affected by this act. Continue reading “A Response to Martin Hannan :”

FAC launches petition to the Scottish Government calling for repeal of the Act

As we head towards the August deadline for the review of the Act, Fans against Criminalisation has today launched a petition calling on the Scottish Government to repeal the Offensive Behaviour Act once and for all.   Continue reading “FAC launches petition to the Scottish Government calling for repeal of the Act”