Ex-referee Jeff Winter’s website features bizarre anti-Catholic rant about Celtic
Former Premier League referee Jeff Winter has got a few questions to answer this morning after a strange sectarian article appeared on his official website.
Winter has been blogging his travels around Australia and New Zealand over the festive period. But one of the blog posts takes a very peculiar take on events in the SPL.
It read: “Star man is once again the bearer of bad tidings. Celtic are top of the league!!
“Now the football implications are obvious, but what does it mean for the altar boys? Do they get abused in celebration? Would it gave [sic] been worse in the anger of defeat? Or would they just get abused anyway?
“What’s this got to do with football, nothing, but anyone who backs the Catholic Church that is fronted by a dress wearing, Nazi, kiddy fiddling protector deserves all the vitriol it gets. FTP!!”
The 56-year-old has previously admitted he supports Rangers, as well as hometown club Middlesbrough.
A Twitter campaign demanding Winter’s arrest has been launched.
Journalist Gabriele Marcotti wrote on Twitter: “OK, got a reply from Jeff Winter. He says he has contacted his website manager to look into the matter.”