Supporters of the Scottish Third Division outfit have pledged to help fund a memorial in Glasgow to the victims of the ‘Great Irish Famine’. The Rangers Supporters Assembly has given its backing. A year after New Labour came into power in Britain, Tony Blair PM apologised for Britain's role in the famine saying the government had 'failed their people'. Now the RSA has pledged funding for this new memorial.
“The Irish Famine was a terrible tragedy for the whole of that island and also had an effect in the north of Scotland,” said RSA president Andy Kerr.
It's a far cry from the infamous 'Famine Song' sang by a section of the Rangers' support. This will go a long way to improve relations between the two big rivals in Glasgow, and perhaps make amends for 'The John B. Sails' cover that directly poked fun inadvertently at the Irish Famine, which affected many of differing traditions across the country as famine is a non-sectarian event.
The decision has been applauded by all Scottish parties and a welcomed development to help build a fitting memorial and although a lighter subject, albeit about a sad issue, it's designed to help lighten the mood on the NI forum that has been at a low over the last few days. There has been some vicious name calling and quite chilling jokes in this forum, so here's a good story coming from Glasgow about a new Famine memorial that is to be erected. I know there are quite a few Celtic and Rangers supporters in the NI forum, hence posting here, if it's moved by our eagle-eyed mods, c'est la vie.
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