Hugh Dallas, head of referee development for the Scottish Football Association has been sacked because he passed on, by eMail, a joke about the pope. His dismissal was called for by a spokesman for the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. This nasty little weasel is called Peter Kearney, Director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office.
And it continues :
It would seem, from the YouTube video posted here, that the joke concerned is the one that heads this page, warning children of the approach of the pope. The caption was censored, but it isn’t difficult to find the original. It is at http://www.hollow-hill.com/sabina/images/caution-pope.jpg
But there are probably funnier jokes along the same lines, and I would encourage you to send as many as you can find.
So I played a little with the Original photo in the GIMP during my lunch break, and here’s the outcome :
Spread the love and make the Scottish FA pay attention ! We shouldn’t let the Catholics get away with censoring humour, and we also need to point out to those spineless folks at the Scottish FA what we think of them.
Update: Here is some background information to Dallas’ sacking, which has to do with other rivalries and divides in Scottish football, especially between Celtic and Rangers, as well.