The above in the Herald has quickly fallen down the page from the headline slot early this morning. Did the day editor think that appearing to side with the rioters might be a step too far?
Before any more on the coverage and contrary to BBC Scotland editorial guidelines, at the top of this page, here’s what a Scottish Government spokesperson said:
“At a time when people have missed funerals, not seen loved ones in care homes and postponed weddings, it is not right that we make an exception to the rules for football fans. We also received advice that there was an increased likelihood that large numbers of supporters would gather outside the stadium if they knew some were permitted inside. Despite our clear public messages and continued work with the club calling on fans not to gather illegally in large numbers, the selfish and irresponsible behaviour seen on Saturday endangered the lives of others – supporters, the police on duty and the wider community.”
How many informative and accurate headlines are in that paragraph, unless of course you have a different agenda?
The above on BBC Scotland’s website suggests that, other than on Reptilian Scotland and Good Mourning Scotland, BBC Scotland have had similar thoughts after publishing their first stab at blaming the Scottish Government with quotes from the club before going on to only let us hear the truth, well down the page. See below:
Interesting photo shot above. Why not these from the Record below?
The often more stridently Unionist Scotsman seem to have abandoned the notion and risked their admittedly small Glasgow readership with: