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Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotla

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I have created a short survey on Survey Monkey, which aims to find out all Scottish Football supporters' attitudes towards the issue of Sectarianism and their opinions on the Scottish Government's new Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.

There has been attempts made by the Government and campaigns such as 'Take a Liberty' etc to influence supporters, however I am interested in finding out what the supporters actually think about the new legislation and the issue of Sectarianism.

The survey will take no more than 5mins to complete, and I would be very grateful if you could find the time to complete the survey and assist with my research.

Please follow the web-link below and fill out the questionnaire.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/ s/QQC9GFB

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Is it just me or does question 9 just not make sense - or at east less sense than the survey full stop.

Must be hard typing while playing a flute.
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Is it just me or does question 9 just not make sense - or at east less sense than the survey full stop.

Must be hard typing while playing a flute.


Well there is a perfect example of the issue of Sectarianism.... this assumption of yours.

Because I support Rangers, straight away you have assumed I am a protestant, and possibly a bigot who plays a flute in an Orange band.

Whereas in all honesty you don't really know anything about me.

TIP- don't just assume things
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Well there is a perfect example of the issue of Sectarianism.... this assumption of yours.

Because I support Rangers, straight away you have assumed I am a protestant, and possibly a bigot who plays a flute in an Orange band.

Whereas in all honesty you don't really know anything about me.

TIP- don't just assume things


I think he's saying that because the questions in your " survey " seems to be saying " Is sectarianism that bad " and that the new laws are harsh.
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I think he's saying that because the questions in your " survey " seems to be saying " Is sectarianism that bad " and that the new laws are harsh.


Well if he's making that point then that's fair enough.

The survey is just aimed at getting supporters views on sectarianism and the new legislation, its not meaning to influence or sound bias.

Personally I think the government already had adequate existing laws in place, and that the new legislation has some debatable terms.

Im just a student trying to get feedback for my dissertation, and so far yous have been really helpful in assisting my research.
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Well there is a perfect example of the issue of Sectarianism.... this assumption of yours.

Because I support Rangers, straight away you have assumed I am a protestant, and possibly a bigot who plays a flute in an Orange band.

Whereas in all honesty you don't really know anything about me.

TIP- don't just assume things

I had thought perhaps you were a member of an orchestra, I suppose you could have been into a percussion instrument, for example. You are the one that mentioned protestantism and bigotry.

Your survey does come across as if you are disagreeing with any clampdown on sectarian behaviour and the tools required to enforce it.
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Well if he's making that point then that's fair enough.

The survey is just aimed at getting supporters views on sectarianism and the new legislation, its not meaning to influence or sound bias.

Personally I think the government already had adequate existing laws in place, and that the new legislation has some debatable terms.

Im just a student trying to get feedback for my dissertation, and so far yous have been really helpful in assisting my research.


I'm all for supporting students with their studies (I remember when I was doing mine although it was the same decade that Aberdeen won the Cup Winners Cup which will give you an idea of how long it was ago ! ). You've picked an interesting topic and one which is hugely controversial. I did the survey and I did understand Q9 although I did have to read it a couple of times first.
I didnt make the comment on the survey but have been thinking about it since. There is an argument that existing laws are sufficient to deal with sectarianism. However, what this does do is make things very explicit with regard to what might or might not be acceptable at football. Ok, it doesn't have a big list of what might constitute an offence such as a list of songs or comments, but it certainly makes it clear that a lot of current stuff is definitely illegal. If nothing else, it ramps up the focus on a problem that has blighted our country for too long. Case history will determine exactly what is deemed offensive and time will tell if the legislation works or not.

Good luck with your studies.
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I'm all for supporting students with their studies (I remember when I was doing mine although it was the same decade that Aberdeen won the Cup Winners Cup which will give you an idea of how long it was ago ! ). You've picked an interesting topic and one which is hugely controversial. I did the survey and I did understand Q9 although I did have to read it a couple of times first.
I didnt make the comment on the survey but have been thinking about it since. There is an argument that existing laws are sufficient to deal with sectarianism. However, what this does do is make things very explicit with regard to what might or might not be acceptable at football. Ok, it doesn't have a big list of what might constitute an offence such as a list of songs or comments, but it certainly makes it clear that a lot of current stuff is definitely illegal. If nothing else, it ramps up the focus on a problem that has blighted our country for too long. Case history will determine exactly what is deemed offensive and time will tell if the legislation works or not.

Good luck with your studies.



Thanks very much, I appreciate you giving up your time to complete the survey, and you make a very good point there.
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