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DefinitionAffectionate term used to describe the more rabid supporters (sic!) of various opposition clubs whose general political slant is strongly right-wing, parochial, conservative and highly xenophobic towards any form of outside influence.
"Huns" can usually be easily spotted due to their lack of cleanliness, and general poor looks.
"Huns" usually refers to Rangers fans in the main, but also can be used to refer to Hearts, Kilmarnock and even fans from clubs from outside Scotland who sympathise with them.
Lots of different stories how this name came about, but the most likely is that as a number of Rangers players were able to skip joining up for the war effort in the World Wars due to connections, and were said to be no better than the "Huns" (slang at the time in the UK media for the German and their Axis power counterparts), and the term stuck.
Used to actually be a term that Rangers fans also used against Celtic fans at one point (upto the 60s), but it didn't work as it wasn't accurate.
Hun is NOT sectarian, it's a mentality. One best summed up with the arrogance and elitism of the phrase "we are the people".
KDS DefnThe huns are vermin. They have always been vermin. Vermin is what they do. Hate is the only thing they have to call their own, their only badge of identity. They define themselves by what they are not, God help them, like poor whites in Appalachia congratulating themselves that they are not black as they sit moonshined in their shacks and eye up their daughters.
They hate modern Scotland with an ever-deepening hatred, and the English, whom they are so desperate to impress, despise them with a passion, because the Englishness they aspire to died in the mud of Flanders, its death rattle only to be heard in the screams of rage of the BNP.
The poor bast'ards think loyalty to a non-existent empire is a culture. They have no language, no literature, no poetry and no music save a few stolen tunes to which they attach words of hate.
They are despised by all decent, educated people in Scotland, their own country; they are mocked by the English they are so desperate to cling to; the Taigs are taking all the top jobs in the north of Ireland, leaving them without even fabled "Ulster" to call their own. Never having had to compete in the Six Counties, they are now incapable of competing.
They have nothing going for them – zilch, nada. They don't matter in importance. They are fecked. The only people who don't know it are them and anyone who gets upset by them.
(Torquemeda Aug 08)
The Short History of HunneryIn 1912 Harland and Wolff (Belfast) set up a shipyard in Govan. They brought over workers from Belfast who would dominate the yards culture (being charge hands etc).
Wolff was German and World War I broke out in 1914 between Germany and Britain and France.
The British propaganda machine produced posters that referred to the Germans as Huns
If, as was likely, Catholics were discouraged from applying for work in the yards, it is easy to see how the term for Germans was transferred to Govan workers with a German boss who supported their local team Rangers.
This does not make it so, but it is not improbable.
Thus a hun is not a religious term but one for someone who indulges in sectarian practice (denial of job on basis of religion).
For me the term "hun" is not itself religious or sectarian but the description of anyone of any relgious persuasion who is narrow minded and bigotted. That a majority of folk with that attitude of mind have congregated around Rangers comes from first geography (Govan and shipyards) and two history where the narrow minded attitude was encouraged by the no Catholics signing policy.
A hun is therefore not really a description of a person but of the narrow minded and bigotted attributes that such a person holds.
It can never ever be described as a recognised religion, Christian or otherwise.
(by Auldyin of KStreet Forum, Oct 08)
UEFA on the term "Hun"Following correspondence in September 2008, UEFA confirmed that Hun is not a sectarian term to a dishevelled Rangers fan!
I feel compelled to write to you this evening to lodge a complaint about the offensive chanting by Celtic fans during their home game with Aalborg this evening.
I was utterly shocked to hear the Celtic fans sing ‘ There’s no HUNS in Europe’. The use of the word ‘HUNS’, in the context of Scottish society, is a sick sectarian slur on the protestant community and must be condemned by all right thinking people.
I find this chant and the use of this word, utterly reprehensible, and I am angry and annoyed that these so called fans consistently sing these songs and never appear to be reprimanded by UEFA.
Surely, such blatantly bigoted, sectarian, ant-protestant chants are contrary to UEFA rules, or is there a specific exception for Celtic Football Club.
I am not prepared to be openly insulted by these apologists for terrorists and murderers. It is deplorable that their sickening chants in support of Irish terrorists have been ignored by UEFA in the past, and I’m not prepared to tolerate such a blatant attack upon my religion on this occasion.
I expect UEFA to initiate an immediate, full and thorough investigation to verify that the chants were made and, having done so, to impose the severest sanction possible upon Celtic FC and their shameful fans.
I look forward to an early response
You have contacted the UEFA disciplinary services to complain about a song called “Huns away from Europe” that appears to have been chanted by Celtic supporters during the UEFA Champions League fixture between Celtic FC and Aalborg on 17 September. With all respect to your personal feelings and impression, the terms you object to do not appear to be connected with racial abuse or discrimination. Factually, the term “hun” has a historical background, notably in Europe. We understand that the chant "huns out of Europe" might have been referring to the fact that their arch rivals, Rangers, did not qualify for the UEFA Champions League! Celtic fans seem to refer to Rangers as the hun (the enemy).
Should you still consider the text to have a sectarian background, we recommend that you address the matter to the competent authorities in Scotland.
UEFA Disciplinary Services
CELTIC fans who unfurled a banner calling Rangers fans "huns" walked free from court after a three-day trial.The Sun
Green Brigade members Daniel Ward, 23, and Daniel McCorgray, 22, both of Glasgow, were charged with breach of the peace aggravated by religious prejudice at a Celtic v St Mirren game in August 2010.
Their banner showed Hoops boss Neil Lennon outside a flaming Ibrox with the slogan 'Huns FC' on the main stand. Another banner said: "Let's go to war."
The pair were granted legal aid as the court heard complex legal arguments in the trial.
But Sheriff Alayne Swanson took just 20 minutes to return a not proven verdict last week at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
Ward's lawyer, ex-Celt Gerry Britton, said as no-one had complained there was no breach. He added: "The charge tried to link two banners but they were separate.
"Our argument was that the word "huns" may be none too pleasant, but is not a religious comment."
Read more: http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scot...#ixzz1qCvlLdP7
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