|

Man guilty of posting sectarian messages in Facebook

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditShare on Google+Digg this

Craig used Facebook to post sectarian messages

A MAN has plead guilty to posting sectarian messages on a social networking site.

David Craig, 24, admitted posting a number of messages on Facebook of an offensive, threatening, abusive and sectarian nature.

He had also uploaded an image of Celtic manager Neil Lennon which had been altered to simulate him having been shot a number of times.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court heard the offences took place between 2 March and 14 March 2011.

Speaking following today’s hearing Barry Dickson, Football Liaison Prosecutor for the West of Scotland, said: “The vast majority of football supporters in Scotland are dedicated and enthusiastic and find behaviour such as this abhorrent and totally unacceptable.

“We are absolutely committed to the investigation and prosecution of those either being involved in or promoting sectarianism, religious offences and related disorder and violence.

“Such activity committed by persons who claim to be fans of the game blights the good name of Scottish football and will not be tolerated.”

Short URL: http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/?p=42560

Posted by on Feb 2 2012. Filed under Scottish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

*

Newsletter signup

Recently Commented

  • Dr J.P. Harper: I’m a Harper too . . . living in Aberdeen. My family did some geneology too.
  • DanielYT: Student poverty is a disgrace. And to think that all those in government practically went to uni when it...
  • Keepers rock: come down with the full weight of the law. This charity is way above its station .
  • William: The last time I looked, there were all over that part of the Links.
  • Jane Heslop: As a member of Historic Scotland I sincerely hope the Saltire will be flown from the Clock Tower....