I appreciate that there is a place for a bit of rudeness and banter at matches. Quite often, it’s more entertaining than what is happening on the pitch. But aren’t race and sectarian bigotry just a bit more serious than that? Given their history, they are not laughing matters, so why not say that racial or sectarian abuse is now unacceptable?
‘It is profoundly intolerant and authoritarian to expect words and chants to be policed’
Football fans’ rights campaigners Kevin Rooney and Stuart Waiton explain why they're fighting for the right to be offensive in football grounds.
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