Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
Yesterday we published about an overlooked aspect to the most recent Rangers debacle, the close ties between Scottish Labour and Glasgow Rangers. It’s not a subject we thought we’d be returning to so soon. But here we have ongoing vilification of the journalist Angela Haggerty. Yesterday on Follow Follow a thread titled: “The Hag is whipping up potential violence” showed a flavour of what she and others endure.
The comments are the predictable mix of misogyny, racism, sectarianism and bigotry.
Follow Follow is a cesspit of sectarianism edited and administered by Mark Dingwall. Dingwall was forced to resign from the Rangers Supporters Trust in 2013 following allegations of improper conduct, as the Drum reported here, adding: “The ‘Follow Follow’ fanzine, which Mr Dingwall edits was banned from Ibrox Park in 2002 amidst claims of bigotry and sectarianism.”
Twenty years on and Follow Follow is now an ‘official media partner’ at Ibrox. Progress?
So it’s certainly really weird for a mainstream corporate entity like Rangers FC to be associated with a forum that hosts such bile, but it’s even weirder for Scottish Labour to be.
In April this year Councillor Aileen Mackenzie tweeted out about Councillor Eva Murray’s campaign launch: “Had a lovely night at @EvaCMurray campaign launch. Lots of laughs and lots of inspiring chat. Eva will be a wonderful MSP.”
So far some comradely. But why is Follow Follow Mark Dingwall in the meeting?
Two questions for Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council Eva Murray and for Scottish Leader Anas Sarwar: is Mark Dingwall a Labour Party member? and Does the content his site hosts that targets journalists like Angela Haggerty reflect Labour values?
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