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Comment 30 by skeelo :

It is indeed a ridiculous state of affairs, but the forwarding of that email offers not one iota of evidence that Dallas is in any way sectarian or bigoted. Nor does it in anyway demonstrate that he is unable to perform his contracted duties in a professional and even-handed manner.

Of course it does, if he's using his work e-mail account to distribute it. But it's not just about the e-mail. There is increasing evidence of Hugh Dallas' personal involvement in the altering of match reports, 27 of which appear to involve Celtic F.C.

I would argue that there's no doubt that this renders Dallas' professional conduct as inexcusable and evidence of his persistent bias throughout the years.

Let's not forget, this isn't just about Hugh Dallas but there has been a long history of bigotry and sectarianism in relation to the SFA. Not only with match officials, but very few Catholics were selected to participate in the Scottish national team and Rangers history of employing Catholics up until the 1990's is quite deplorable.

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 14:30:16 UTC | #556605