Offensive songs

I note from your report (12 March) that a Rangers supporter has been convicted of an offence for singing The Billy Boys with its line “Up to our knees in Fenian blood”.

May I provide some advance intelligence to Police Scotland about a likely such offence to be committed next year?

Thousands of French rugby fans (and some Scots accomplices) will be at Murrayfield for the Six Nations contest between their two sides.

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They will sing a song known as the Marseillaise which contains the lines “Qu’un sang impur, abreuve nos sillons”. I am reliably informed this means “Let an impure blood fill the furrows of our fields”.

A remarkably similar sentiment, and I am sure Police Scotland will be out in force to prevent this outrage.

Robert Cairns