"We have to maintain the highest levels of discipline and standards of behaviour.
If we don’t, we will be weak as a group."
- Mark Warburton

Should sheep be shepherded or policed?

Written by: John McCrae
Tuesday, 27th September 2016

It is with no surprise that I read of Rangers fans being arrested during and after the weekend defeat at Pittodrie. I am told by one travelling Rangers supporter that police standing guard over the travelling support stood open mouthed as their colleagues lifted Rangers fans without cause.

Another tells of one zealous policeman shoving a Rangers fan around and treating him 'like scum'. Yet another says that he was pushed and then 'skelped one' simply for trying to move away from the area where some fans were being baited by Scotland's finest. One Rangers fan had the hood on his jacket pulled up, his arms outstretched and held by two policemen, while a fourth had the fan's neck in a stranglehold.

Coins were thrown at Rangers fans, while Aberdeen stewards stood and watched.

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VB Call For Ibrox Ban On Celtic Supporters

Written by: Admin
Monday, 12th September 2016

The continued attacks on the Rangers support from a sizeable sectarian element in the Celtic support must end.

Our support is sick of being the seemingly easy target of those hate-filled bigots at Celtic Park.

Saturday's utterly shameful display of sectarianism was a new low even for that shower of bigoted filth, and merely confirms that it is not just Celtic's away support that resorts to such blatant sectarianism.

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BBC Scotland

Written by: Blueboy
Sunday, 11th September 2016

In January 2016 BBC Scotland revealed that they had a created a self imposed ban on sending reporters to Ibrox Stadium, home of Scotland's largest and most successful football club.

This ban was imposed due to their belief that their senior football correspondent, and lifelong Celtic fan, Chris McLaughlin, had been treated harshly by the club when his press privileges were removed for refusing to report on matters in a fair and balanced manner. Furthermore, BBC Scotland continue to mislead by reporting that their employee has been 'banned' from Ibrox. It is my belief that if Mr McLaughlin wishes to attend, he can pay for a ticket a la Graeme Spiers, a fellow Rangers hater. Maybe yet another complaint that should be sent to the BBC Trust, who are already sick to the back teeth of upholding complaints against this supposedly impartial institution.

The background to this issue, without spending too much time going over old ground, relates to a fixture on 25th July 2015. A new, exciting Rangers squad, with a young, highly regarded manager were playing their first competitive fixture, at the home of their biggest rivals that season.

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Support Continues for Twaddell Peace Camp

Written by: Admin
Thursday, 1st September 2016

The membership of Vanguard Bears recently raised the sum of £500 to be donated towards the upkeep of the Twaddell Civil Rights Camp.

It has been more than three years since the Orange Order's Ligoniel Lodges were debarred from returning to their homes via the traditional route past Ardyone shops.

Our loyalist friends from across the water are always in the thoughts of VB Admin and membership and we remain hopeful of a satisfactory conclusion to this unwarranted impasse.


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


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