Today certainly does not seem like a fun one for us poor college journos. A law exam and an on-going assessment that shall last all day, re-writing a news story constantly as we get new information, which shall be useful for real life. Very long day though.

It also seems that being in the minority in my class, the only one who doesn’t care about football and especially old firm football teams, I have been slightly ostracised for some comments I made on Twitter. While having a rant over the weekend about the violence and hatred that supporters of Rangers and Celtic have for each other based on the football team they support I came under fire by some very diehard fans. From their ranting replies the only thing I managed to conclude was that because I am not a supporter of an old firm team I am not allowed any opinion on them or the fans. I am not even allowed to say that I think the violence is wrong because there are “deeper issues” for why it happens. The way I see it is simple; no matter what team you support calling someone “scum” just because they do not agree is not on, parcel bombs and sectarianism aside, if you think people are treating you unfairly because of your religion or football team (which shouldn’t go hand in hand) then the last thing you should do is call them names or get violent.

But what do I know? I’d rather watch Golf.

Law exam up in five minutes. My revision can be summed up like this: Defamation is bad. Don’t write anything about children. You can get away with almost anything you write as long you can prove it is in the public interest.

And no, the latest football star caught with his pants down should not come under public interest.

Rants over.

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