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Statement: IPSO Ruling On Daily Record

Written by: Admin
Friday, 26th August 2016

Vanguard Bears welcome the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) rullng 03188-16.

This ruling is in relation to complaints against sectarian bigot Jane Hamilton's fabrication of the events at the end of last season's Scottish Cup Final. However, we seek answers to the following questions in the hope of preventing further inaccuracies and lies being perpetuated about our support:

Given that Jane Hamilton has a litany of online bigotry with the sectarian term 'hun' often used to describe Rangers fans and Protestants', why was she employed by the Daily Record? Does the Record condone her sectarian bile?

Why did the Daily Record allow Jane Hamilton's 'story' - which made some extremely disturbing claims - to be published based on a single, unverified email account? What is the Daily Record's policy on verifying random claims from the internet?

Did Jane Hamilton fabricate the originating email she claims to have received, thus trying to pervert the course of justice? It would take someone very sick in the head to insinuate that Rangers supporters had used their kids as human shields as barricades.

What are Police Scotland doing to trace the 'unidentified Police Officer' who it is alleged sent the email to Jane Hamilton? Impersonating a Police Officer is a serious crime which carries with it a custodial sentence.

We note that the Daily Record printed a statement in accordance with the IPSO ruling in today's newspaper. Although, we also note that no apology has been issued for the Rangers support being defamed by the 'news' organisation's lies.

We ask that all true Rangers supporters continue from avoiding this so-called newspaper and stay away from their online facilitation of hatred and lies. We also call on Rangers FC, the Club and its board to back its life-blood - the supporters - with a statement of intent on how it deals with the Daily Record moving forward.

Do not buy. Do not read. Do not click. Real Bears do not read the Record.

VB Admin would like to thank our members and the wider support in general for raising their concerns with IPSO. On what should have been a historic day for Scottish football, Saturday 26th May was a difficult day for our Club, with Players, Staff and fans being assaulted and subjected to physical and verbal abuse by rampaging Hibernian supporters. Some of our fans are still having to deal with the aftermath of the Steward and Police failures at Hampden that day. Do not let the lies printed by the Daily Record mislead you on who the real perpetrators of violence were, and on who was to blame for the chaos that ensued. If you would like to contribute to the Legal Defense Fund for Rangers Fans caught up in this fiasco, you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/vanguardbears

Is It “All About The Rangers”?

Written by: NineteenSeventyTwo
Thursday, 18th August 2016

While at times Scottish football’s obsession with Rangers can be rather amusing, it is still something we as Rangers fans should monitor closely.

When fan sites, blogs and social media accounts of several top flight clubs spend most of their time talking about Rangers, it would be easy to fall in to a trap of either ignoring, or simply countering the wave of lies, fantasy and hatred coming our way, without actually looking back at the source of the nonsense, and drawing attention to the conduct of other clubs and their supporters in Scotland.

Of course, before we do so, we should prioritise what is worth responding to, what should be mocked, and what should be challenged.

...Read the full article here

Gun Crime - Threat to Neil McCann?

Written by: John McCrae
Tuesday, 26th July 2016

On a day the internet is awash with details of yet another tragedy in America, where reports state that 'at least two die and 17 are injured' in a shooting spree outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, we find a potential gun crime in Scotland, openly suggested on social media, goes unreported.

When Neil McCann joined Rangers in 1998 for the sum of £1.9 million, he was widely abused by his own Catholic community. Indeed, there are stories which allege he was ostracised by members of his own family. Rangers fans welcomed McCann, his religion was never questioned. To this day, he is still regarded as the last great winger Rangers had.

As a media pundit, he is regarded as fair and honest, in my opinion, a rare trait in the media, where ex Celtic players line up to take cheap shots at Rangers. McCann can be critical. Often, especially under Ally McCoist, we deserved that criticism. Refreshingly, there was never malice in his punditry. There are Rangers fans who, having heard his analysis on television, would welcome him back as a coach.

McCann left Rangers in August 2003 for £1.5 million, having played 113 games and scoring 19 goals. He won three League titles and six Cup winners medals.

Fast forward to 6:02 pm, Sunday, 24th July. 41-year-old McCann, still vilified by Celtic fans having dared to play for Rangers, was the target of a sickening threat.

...Read the full article here

VB Fundraiser: Cup Final Defence Fund

Written by: Admin
Thursday, 23rd June 2016

On Sunday 19th June, Vanguard Bears held a very enjoyable and hugely successful fundraiser at the Holepark Social Club in Cambuslang. We wish to extend our gratitude to the staff for their hospitality and hard work on the day and for making every visitor most welcome.

We would also like to thank our resident singer who deserves great credit for his work in organising the event and for entertaining every Bear in attendance.

The Sunday Bash raised a further £1690 for our Scottish Cup Final Defence Fund which was set up last month. The fund is well on its way to achieving the next milestone of £10,000. This money will be used to help Rangers fans with legal costs resulting from charges brought against them after entering the field of play to defend the Club's players and officials.

If you appreciate the situation some Rangers fans have been forced into and would like to help out, you can still contribute to the fund through our JustGiving web page: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/vanguardbears. The closing date for donations has been extended until the 20th of September 2016.

Lastly, our appreciation goes to the members and guests who helped out and contributed to today's sum. For those who couldn't make it, here is a small clip of one VB's wonderful musicians.

We Are The People.


It's a Conspiracy!

Written by: Nineteen-SeventyTwo
Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

With UEFA finally putting the Resolution 12 claims to bed, in a fairly dismissive manner that they wouldn’t even entertain “investigating” the claims from across the city, one wonders what our detractors will try next to damage the club.

Personally, I would have preferred the humiliation of UEFA comprehensively taking apart the resolution 12 comments as Twitter’s @jas72boyd has done over on Rangers Media (as TheLawman), but I have to say that the disdain and unwillingness to waste time and resources on it by UEFA is almost as satisfactory.

For those still living in a land of doubt I would suggest you take a visit over to Rangers Media and see how misguided this whole campaign has been.

...Read the full article here

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