12th May 2011.
Glasgow Celtic F.C. join Scottish Catholics in a call for a crackdown on sectarian attacks.
The recent rise in these type of attacks, and anti-catholic sentiment, has come to be known,
among the Scottish public, as Scotland's shame. The sectarianism has always been there but
recent events have seen the seriousness of the crimes take a new and sinister twist.
This is a man being attacked at his work, (by the Hearts fan, wearing white): http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011 ... an-attacks
This is the sentence & court statement, given to the Hearts fan: http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/8/ ... ARK-WILSON
It should also be said that a charge of assault, on the Celtic manager, was found "not proven",
despite several million people around the world witnessing it on the televised game and pictures,
in all of the various press outlets, and Police & Security witness statements.
Another trial, of 2 men from Ayrshire, later sentenced them for sending bomb threats to the Celtic
manager, a labour politician and a high profile QC (who was to die suddenly before the trial concluded): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-17869217
12th May 1977.
Dott, born on this day, became world champion in 2006 and won the China Open in 2007.
He won the UK Under 19 Championship in 1992 & the Scottish Amateur Championship in 1993.
After turning professional in 1994, he worked his way up the Snooker rankings.
Dott also had to battle with depression but once you read his story, you realise & understand why. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeme_Dott http://snookerdatabase.co.uk/PlayerDeta ... ayerKey=19