Alex Salmond praises the “joyous” atmosphere surrounding Scotland’s crunch European Championships qualifier against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
In his latest video for the Press and Journal, the former SNP leader hails “Saint Gordon Strachan” after Scotland salvaged a draw to remain on course to reach the competition in France next year.
The Gordon MP contrasts the occasion with the “crisis” that Scottish football faced off-the-pitch a few years ago, when former Celtic manager Neil Lennon was attacked on the touchline and was sent bullets in the post.
Mr Salmond says that critics of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012, which he brought in as first minister, have been proved wrong.
He urges the Scottish Government to continue the crack-down on sectarian and other offensive behaviour at football.