Saturday, August 26, 2006

Celtic player gets yellow card for sign of the cross

Well, maybe not on the field, but Scottish authorities did give Glasgow Celtic goalie Artur Boruc an official warning after he crossed himself before a match last February against their crosstown rivals, Rangers. Prosecutors in Scotland insist the booking was for a series of events during the match, including some lewd gestures before the crowd -- but the main focus was on the sign of the cross.

I am well aware the Presbyterian Church is the national church in Scotland, and the Old Firm battle between Glasgow's Catholic and Protestant teams goes back decades. But isn't this going just a tad too far?

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