Motion S5M-09765: Offensive Behaviour at Football

09 Jan 2018

That the Parliament deplores the reported behaviour of some Falkirk FC fans at a recent match with Dunfermline Athletic FC regarding a player with a disability; welcomes that Falkirk FC has apologised unreservedly for the “abhorrent behaviour” of some individuals; considers that hatred towards or discrimination against disabled people is unacceptable in any walk of life, including in football; believes that there is a tendency for some fans to express more offensive behaviour at football than in their normal lives, and hopes that any review of hate crime in Scotland will take particular account of problems affecting football.