In a democratic institution, every citizen has the right to voice concerns using peaceful means of protest; and it also goes without saying that every such protest must carry some merit to it for being taken seriously.
A Rangers fan exercised his right to protest peacefully using an online petition seeking to ban arch rivals Celtic from playing in the Champions League. Yes, you read it right.
His plea is based on the fact that the Hoops’ recent 5-0 victory over Kazakh club FC Astana has raised chances of them playing European football this season, and this will help them earn at least £30 million in revenue.
The statement goes on to say that this additional income for Celtic will create disparities between them and all other clubs in Scotland, effectively making the national league a one-horse race.
Needless to say, the Rangers supporter’s cause largely attracted ridicule, despite getting some hundred signatures within a day.