Questioned by Bonar's lawyer, Iain McSporran, why he had been arrested, PC McLeod said he believed it had been "a racist comment".
Mr McSporran then asked what would have happened had a fan abused Bellamy's ex-team-mates John Hartson by calling him "a fat b*****d" or Neil Lennon "a ginger b*****d".
The PC said he would have told off the person involved - but would not have arrested him or her as that was not deemed an offence.
Friday, 9 September 2005
Cymruphobia in Glasgow
A football fan has been fined for calling a Celtic player a wee Welsh bastard. No, it wasn't the heightism or the parentism that was the problem but the "racism". The Welsh are a race? That's news to me and I must say that I think that our courts are in a grip of an incurable madness. I note that girthism and gingerism are not yet offences, but will get you a telling-off from the police: