Sectarian Bill repeal blasted
THE bid to axe a controversial law aimed at curbing sectarian behaviour “defies logic” now that Old Firm games are a regular fixture once more, an SNP minister has claimed.
Labour is currently piloting a Bill through Holyrood which would repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act.
But community safety minister Annabelle Ewing has blasted the plan now that Rangers and Celtic play in the same league.
She said: “It therefore seems very odd that as we move into a phase of increasingly regular Old Firm matches, parliament is to consider a Bill for the Act to be repealed”