Show how you love the game
Rutherglen and Cambuslang MSP James Kelly has urged football fans to join him in supporting anti-sectarianism charity Nil by Mouth’s campaign #KissBigotryGoodbye.
The latest initiative from the organisation encourages football fans to send in a picture on Twitter or Facebook of something that makes them love the game.
Mr Kelly’s submission was a picture of him playing in a match between MSPs a few years ago – and he wants other parliamentarians to do the same.
The project is a collaboration between Nil by Mouth and students from City of Glasgow College who won a competition organised by the charity to devise a campaign highlighting the positives of being a football fan in Scotland.
The MSP said: “This is another great project from Nil by Mouth, who do great work across Scotland, particularly here in Rutherglen and Cambuslang, in working to tackle sectarianism.
“#KissBigotryGoodbye shows that football can be used as a mechanism for positive change.
“The campaign has received positive support on Twitter and it celebrates the vast majority of fans who love the sport, directing focus away from a tiny number who generate negative headlines. My picture is of a cross-party game between MSPs a few years ago. I love how football brings people together.”
Dave Scott, Nil by Mouth Director, said: “Sometimes it’s easy to forget the joy, and forget that football isn’t always the problem – it can be part of the solution.”
Fans can join in by uploading a snap to Twitter or Facebook tagged with #KissBigotryGoodbye.
On the ball Rutherglen MSP James Kelly