Bud­die’s bid for St Mir­ren march lodged

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

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.

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