Artur Boruc - McSectarian Celtic Goalkeeper!
What the hell is going on in Artur Boruc's head?
Walking side by side in a McDonald's Euro 2008 advert with a young kid, helping to promote their crap food, as if it has ever helped anyone become a good footballer!
Apart from producing shite in Golden Arch cartons they are notorious for treating their workers like scum and mastering the art of deskilled, dehumanised work.
Next, he reveals his 'God Bless the Pope' t-shirt at the end of Celtic's recent 3-2 Old Firm victory over Rangers in Scotland!
It remains to be seen whether he will be accused of ‘irresponsible behavior’, based of UEFA's guidelines which forbid religious or political statements by players on the pitch.
According to Goal.Com,
Boruc received a letter from the Crown Office, also translated into Polish, after gesturing to Gers (Rangers) fans last season. Now, SPL chiefs are reportedly penning another letter reminding him of his previous actions and issuing a stern final warning over his conduct.The aforementioned gesture was when he turned to Rangers fans and blessed himself with the sign of the cross. The fact that Rangers fans became incensed at this, despite being 'Christian' themselves, shows how irrational but nevertheless explosive these sensitivities are.
There is a long-standing sectarian tension between Celtic and Rangers fans, who associate themselves with Catholic and Protestant traditions, respectively.
That said, I doubt the fans would pass basic catechism tests, although the fact stands that turmoil can be created by offending their 'religious' sensitivities.
According to the BBC, Celtic were formed in 1888 by Irish Catholic immigrants who began emigrating to the West of Scotland in the 1840s and their descendants. Rangers, who were formed in 1873, have always been perceived as "the Protestant club" and Celtic "the Catholic club". Up until 1989, when Mo Johnston signed for them, Rangers had never fielded a high-profile Catholic player.
Paul Gascoigne discovered the volatility tied up with these religious identifications when his flute gesture angered Celtic fans who believed the controversial 'cry-baby' football player was glorifying loyalist paramilitaries and sectarians in Northern Ireland.
Given that the tribal nature of Old Firm clashes is underlined by Rangers fans flying Union or Israeli flags and Celtic followers waving the Irish tricolour or Palestinian flags, maybe during the next derby battle we will see Celtic fans waving Polish flags while the Rangers fans flutter German ones!
Boruc's stupid behaviour comes at a time when the clubs have initiated and alliance to tackle bigotry and sectarianism in the stadium and the wider community with the goal of educating soccer fans and society at large about the harm of sectarianism.
The initiative includes a summit on sectarianism and football courses to help combat racism and division in the community.
These are very positive steps which the Celtic and Rangers football clubs, the Catholic Church, Church of Scotland and the Orange Order are involved in and which Artur Boruc is helping to undermine.
Maybe if Artur loves Pope John Paul II and McDonald's so much he should get a BigMac superimposed onto his t-shirt, making it look like the deceased pope is scoffing down a buger - and then renew his t-shirt's slogan, 'God Bless the Pope and Big Macs'.