Buddie’s bid for St Mirren march lodged
Police have raised an objection to a St Mirren fan’s proposed league celebrations in Paisley.
Joshua Magennis wants to hold a celebratory march through the town on Saturday April 21, marking the Buddies’ championship achievement.
However, that is the same day St Mirren host arch rivals Morton at Paisley 2021 Stadium in the Renfrewshire Derby.
Mr Magennis, 21, of the town’s Storie Street, has filed an application under the name Northbank 17, a St Mirren supporters’ group, with Renfrewshire Council.
And he is asking for permission for the procession to step off at 2pm at Gilmour Street, then take the following route via County Place, Moss Street, St James Street, Underwood Road, to Greenhill Road, home of the Buddies’ stadium.
However, his ‘March of the Champions’ has attracted opposition from cops.
Mr Magennis has been asked to attend a meeting of the regulatory functions board at Renfrewshire House on Monday April 16.
The agenda item states: “The applicant has been asked to appear personally for the first time
together with Police Scotland who have submitted an objection to the notice of intention.”
Mr Magennis, who is known for fashioning banners and leading colourful displays with the home support, was cleared of obstructing and hindering police officers at a St Mirren Versus Morton game where a number of supporters had invaded the pitch.
He walked free from court when the Crown accepted his not guilty plea to the charge following the incident which took place on August 6, 2016.