Ahead of Scotland-Israel match, protestors demand FIFA suspend teams from illegal settlements
Further controversy surrounds tonight’s match, at which the SFA has banned all flags but those of Scotland and Israel
PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY ACTIVISTS from across Scotland have renewed their call for a sports boycott of Israel, as protests are planned for the Nations League game between Scotland and Israel tonight [20 November].
Edinburgh Council accused of colluding with commercial interests as children are blocked from playing football in public park
Community group Edinburgh Helping Hands pledges that “working class kids will not be excluded from their own green public spaces by commercial, profit making interests”
EDINBURGH CITY COUNCIL has been accused of colluding with commercial interests after denying children access to a public park to take part in free football sessions organised by a volunteer community group.
Robin McAlpine: Is Scotland brave enough for your liking?
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says Scotland should take some inspiration from the Croatian football team, and remember that no underdog has ever won with a fearful mindset
THERE’S no doubt that Croatia has some very good footballers. But they nearly won a world cup in which they were behind in every single knock-out game and had to fight it into extra time on each occasion to win.
That's not good football alone; that's attitude, determination, strength.
Susan Rae: It's wrong to link football results to domestic abuse - abusers will abuse whether England win or lose
Susan Rae (@sjsusa), Common Weal activist and Domestic Abuse professional, argues that an infographic shared on social media linking rising domestic abuse to England losing football matches sends out the wrong message – abusers will abuse regardless of football results
DOMESTIC ABUSE will not rise by 38 per cent in England tonight if their football team loses. It will not rise by 38 per cent in Scotland if England win. The result, I will wager, will not influence the amount of domestic abuse that exists in Croatia.
Trainers collected to help Glasgow's homeless at anti-discrimination football tournament
The Invisibles homeless charity held an appeal at the Green Brigade anti-discrimination tournament
A GLASWEGIAN community action group held their annual drive collecting used trainers for the homeless on Saturday and were delighted to receive over two hundred pairs.
‘The ball will not be stained with Palestinian blood’: Argentina cancel pre-world cup match in Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to visit the UK today [6 June]
THE Argentinian national football team have cancelled a football match with Israel scheduled to be played in Jerusalem, under pressure from campaigners at home and abroad after over 120 people in Gaza have been killed by Israeli forces in the last two months.
Football for all: Glasgow team welcomes refugee women to Scotland
A Glasgow football project has welcomed refugee and migrant women to Scotland with free football coaching in Glasgow
REFUGEE and migrant women are being welcomed to Scotland whilst tackling social isolation and improving their physical and mental health with free community football coaching from United Glasgow football club.
Liam Mclaughlan: A new generation of football loving Scots are being inextricably tied to the stereotypes of the past
Liam Mclaughlan, member of the SSP national executive and football fan, argues that despite the repealing of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, discrimination of young working class football supporters is still deeply embedded in football and policing culture
Football for good: How St Roch's embodies the best of Glasgow's community and charity spirit
Amid his turmoil, Homeless in Glasgow author John-Paul Clark saw some of the best Glasgow has to offer
ENROLLING back at university, the thought occurred to me that I have been studying for as long as Jim Murphy. Unlike Jim, though, I have already graduated with one degree and will at least finish next year with my dignity intact.