I suspect the sectarian charities in Scotland are less than enamoured by Stan Collymore’s intrusion into the sectarian debate in Scotland. In fact anyone who possesses of grain of genuine desire to tackle this problem will realise it’s a subject which requires both a delicate and balanced approach if we are to get onside both sides of the Old Firm divide, some of whom have genuine concerns about their right to expression of culture and race.
What we do not need is the debate being driven by someone whose own hypocrisy and conduct undermines that debate. Not only did Collymore commit a domestic assault on Ulrika Johnson, but the latter claims he also threatened to kill her. This of course is not the first time Collymore has been the subject of such allegations:
Of course Ms Johnsson’s problems with Collymore didn’t end there as she had to seek a court order preventing Collymore offering for public sale, a video of their previous intimate encounters:
Perhaps this latter course of action should have prepared us somewhat for his next unedifying course of conduct:
“He is very apologetic, he is very remorseful, but he has to move on.
“I hope the public at large will realise that Stan has made mistakes but that fundamentally he is not a bad egg and he is not an evil individual.”
That statement would perhaps have carried greater authority had it not been issued following Collymore having been caught by Sun reporters, quite literally, with his pants down.
And I’m sure the various victims of his trail of carnage including violence and threatening behaviour would argue that Stan is considerably worse than a “bad egg” and “not an evil individual”. Anyone spiteful enough to offer for sale an intimate sex video for the purpose of humiliating a female they have battered senseless should be utterly ashamed to try and even mount the high horse called “moral”.
But not Collymore. Perhaps this Telegraph article sums it up perfectly.
Collymore calls “foul” when his own behaviour lets him down. He is not averse to laying the blame elsewhere to cover up his own shortcomings – particularly where there is no intimate sex video to release in order to extract vengeance.
Therefore it should come as no surprise that Collymore’s latest allegation against Rangers supporters made courtesy of twitter are both erroneous and false.
I would take issue with the Rangers supporters singing this song however. I would suggest referring to Mr Collymore as a “wife beating bastard” is wholly inaccurate.
He is a lot worse than that, and someone Scotland does not need to be driving the debate on sectarianism.