Telegraph’s Gordon Rayner writes:
“English athletes at the Commonwealth Games have been briefed on what to do if they are booed amid fears that Scots nationalists could use the “friendly games” to voice animosity towards the Auld Enemy.
“[English] athletes are aware that anti-English sentiment may be running high among some Scottish sports fans.”
“A Games insider said that a “small number” of English athletes had raised the subject of possible booing and had been told not to react to it. “
It appears Gordon Rayner (@gordonrayner) confected this vacuous narrative. Nowhere in it does he provide corroboration, or citation, or even a name.
Shouldn’t the author of this apparently scurrilous fiction furnish some evidence to back his claims? He might then present verifiable examples of Scots booing English track and field athletes.
Well of course he won’t do that because he can’t. Absent corroboration, this article begs to be viewed as a transparent attempt by Gordon Rayner and his employer to foment racial unrest and endanger the peace. As such it clearly falls within the scope of behaviour proscribed by law.
If this story were to contribute to unrest during the games, Rayner and the Telegraph should be held criminally liable.
Load of rubbish the English team captain said last week that the support England get in Scotland when competing in athletic meetings is amazing and if there are a few boos so what their the away team same happens down South.some baroness can’t find the post on hearing this told them to grow a pair and get on with it
What utter rubbish. Just shows how the media can put these thoughts into peoples minds though.
Scotland like it’s people are beautiful how could you say such a thing. They will prove you wrong…enjoy Scotland enjoy Glasgow enjoy the games.
All grist for the ‘Better Together’ mill. Expect more slander and dirty tricks from the ‘NO’ campaign. It’s a sign of their increasing desperation.
This is disgusting, I can assure you there is NO anti English feeling within Scotland it’s anti Westminster, and im sure a lot of English people are with us on this.
sorry ignore my comment , i thought this was the actual article . mybad 😮
what a complete load of nonsense , there is no anti english feeling about the referendum , its anti westminster. the only people mentioning this are journalists that lack any ability to come up with a genuine story regarding either the commonwealth games or the referendum. you should be ashamed of yourselves for trying to stir up racial hatred !
What utter pish, just another bias paper trying to fuel the flames, its intresting he left out all the names and details, guess there still frightend of lible.
Mr rayner you are a clown where is this evidence that scots will boo English athletes.. I think your comments are unwelcome and far off the mark.your comments show disregard for our great reputation as being friendly and welcoming. So keep your comments to yourself in future. ..enjoy the games
I agree that should the article encourage any animosity he must provide corroboration or face the court system as did others.He is a disgrace to journalism as are many of the journalists writing this sort of rubbish.
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