Sunday Herald in ‘Hot Water’ Over Huddle Comment

The Sunday Herald editor is understood to have been written to by Celtic football club following what is being described as an “inappropriate” reference to supporters in last weekend’s edition.

The club is said to have been inundated by complaints in response to an article containing the line, “some fans would probably rather have a bead-rattling Hoopy the Huddle Hound in the dug-out.” It appeared in an article about the sentiments of some fans towards manager, Gordon Strachan.

A statement on says: “As a club open to all since its formation in 1888, regardless of race or religion, this disparaging characterisation of Celtic supporters is extremely disappointing and offensive.

“The reference is completely inappropriate, and one which has naturally caused great concern amongst our supporters.

“Clearly, with the level of feeling among our supporters being so high with regards to this issue, the club felt it important to address this issue with the newspaper concerned.”

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