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Scotland's so called football shame to be addressed by charity

The anti-sectarian charity Nil By Mouth dismiss the idea that “Scotland’s shame” is a problem confined only to the football terraces and says “pin-striped bigotry” at banks and other financial institutions, as well as legal firms, local authorities, and smaller businesses will be included in its re-education programme.

However the Charity believe the Scottish Government should take the lead in addressing sectarianism present at games between Celtic and Rangers earlier this year.

Workshops will challenge sectarian attitudes in the workplace and give employers guidance on how to identify and deal with any problems of religious bigotry.

The programme is also supported by Federation of Small Businesses who have offered to help the charity tailor its workshops to its membership, while the Catholic Church has welcomed the widening out of the sectarian debate to the world beyond football.

David Scott, Nil By Mouth’s spokesman, commented: “It’s too comfortable and convenient to see sectarian behaviour as something confined to football, heavy industry or something people engage in when they are drunk.

“The truth is that it cuts right the way across Scottish society, as much in our boardrooms as it is in our building sites.

George Moss

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