Caption Causes Consternation

Consternation among Celtic fans. It follows yesterday’s Daily Record and a caption describing a banner that Celtic fans unfurled at the weekend’s Old Firm match against rivals, Rangers. The banner read: ‘Is it cold in his shadow?’, a reference to the glittering achievements of former Celtic manager, the late Jock Stein.

And the caption began: ‘Big Jock Crew:’, which sounds innocuous enough unless you interpret it as rhyming slang for a long-running smear campaign against Stein, Big Jock Knew….about allegations of child abuse at Celtic, when he was there.

allmediascotland.com was unable to contact the Record for a comment. But various Celtic fan websites are up in arms.

It is understood it was a non-regular sub-editor who wrote the caption and did so wholly innocently of its possible connotation.

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