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Today, while I play in a fundraising match at Dumbarton FC, representatives of Supporters Trust across the country are gathering at a conference entitled 'The Future of Scottish Football' at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Even more depressing than the puerile, bigoted and deeply unfunny 'banter' that got Sky TV presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys into hot water over their comments about referee Sian Massey, is the number of otherwise decent people who are feebly trying to excuse it.
Modern football isn't just sport, it's big business these days - well, big business for some, and small business, survival or worse for many others (the majority, in fact). So the question of who owns and shapes the game in Scotland is central to the current debates about league restructuring and future development.