Man guilty of posting sectarian messages in Facebook
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.”
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