Paul Quigley: The fans fought the law ... and the fans won #RepealTheOBAct
Fans Against Criminalisation campaigner Paul Quigley writes for CommonSpace after a momentous victory for the group, which has lobbied for the repeal of the controversial Offensive Behaviour at Football Act for the last seven years, and a historic moment for the Scottish Parliament
IN the summer of 2011, a group of football fans consisting of the main organisations of Celtic supporters, met to discuss new proposals put forth by the Scottish Government as it sought some positive headlines following media pressure to react to the now laughably dubbed ‘shame-game’.
Paul Quigley: It's too late for the SNP on the Offensive Behaviour Act - it's time to ditch it
Fans Against Criminalisation (FAC) campaigner Paul Quigley says any action short of a repeal from the Scottish Government on the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act is not good enough
THE Scottish Government revealed plans last week to lodge a review of hate crimes and has included in this the much-maligned Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.