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TWO Aberdeen stars have been hauled over the coals by club chiefs after making offensive remarks on Facebook during the Pope's visit to Scotland.

 

Centre-half Zander Diamond, 25, and striker Michael Paton, 21, were carpeted after a complaint which included a copy of the comments posted by the players.

 

On Thursday, September 16, when the Pope was at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Paton posted: "Gees a shot o at popemobile...sort out these prodies."

 

Minutes earlier in an online exchange with Diamond, Paton said: "Wee man in glasgow runnin the show."

 

Diamond responds: "Running oer prods in his popemobile."

 

Later when someone posts the letters "ftp" in a reference to the Pope, Paton replies: "Silly you, you spelt that wrong its ftq" - a reference to the Queen.

 

Aberdeen FC spokesman Dave McDermid last night said the threads had been removed from Facebook and confirmed the players had been dealt with.

 

He said: "The players concerned have already been dealt with internally and the posts deleted.

 

"As far as we're concerned, that's the end of it."

 

The club also contacted the person who made the complaint, who said: "This all happened during the recent papal visit.

 

"I am a Rangers fan myself but now live in Aberdeen.

 

"The remarks are extremely offensive, especially with the history between the two clubs.

 

"There is a lot of anger on the Followfollow.com forum.

 

"These guys are often seen out at various nightclubs in the city. A few guys I know are not best pleased to say the least."

 

Diamond has never hidden his support for Celtic, but he has become a stalwart at the centre of the Dons defence.

 

The 6ft 2in stopper was born in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, and was team captain until the arrival of former Celtic star Paul Hartley at the start of the season.

 

Paton, from Greenock, made his Dons debut in December 2008, coming on as a substitute in a 3-0 win over Inverness Caley Thistle.

 

He scored his first senior goal for the club in a 2-1 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox in May.

 

 

How many issues is that we've had with players using these sites? 3? 4?

 

Brainless just about covers it.

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Brainless cunts. People like this shouldn't be allowed computers. I don't blame the huns for complaining one bit.

 

This is the thing that pisses me off though (as well as the tripe they posted)... there is no mention of Rangers at all in what they posted but it's still all linked into the vermin. Only in Scotland.

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There is no excuse for this. I don't understand AFC. Why do they not just stop all of the players using social networking sites like Face Book and Bebo. This should have been implemented after the Maguire episode a few years ago.

 

Diamond is the worst offender here for me as he is our vice captain and should, out of the two, know better. Rather than encourage Paton he should have been telling him to delete the comments. Do our players have so little common sense as to think this would not be found and splattered all over the papers?

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This is the thing that pisses me off though (as well as the tripe they posted)... there is no mention of Rangers at all in what they posted but it's still all linked into the vermin. Only in Scotland.

 

Good point. Presumably these Rangers fans were as outraged when Bob Malcolm signed his autograph "FTP". No?

 

As for the players, utterly clueless. Idiotic cunts. Really not worried if Diamond leaves, not because of this, but because he's a liability at the back and is clearly not a good influence on younger players, in a senior role at the club. Can anyone imagine Hartley logging on to Facebook and doing something so utterly cuntish?

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The public aspect is important right enough manc. I think we all know a decent percentage of the Scottish players on our books are going to have leanings to one or the other side of the OF (or the particular denomination of Christianity they 'represent'  ::) ) but to be stupid enough to plaster it all over the internet is fucking idiotic in the extreme.

 

Rightly or wrongly, which side of the divide a professional footballer comes down on is "news" in Scotland.

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Is it any wonder that people like myself feel so disconnected to this team?

 

If what is going on at Celtic Park is of so much concern to you that you feel the need to make your pointless wishes for them so public, maybe it's better you save all of us a lot of time now and just fuck off.  I've never questionned Zander's commitment to the team, but these lads haven't even started and Dons fans will already be suspicious of them - rightly or wrongly.

 

Maybe this is the result of them not growing up in a time when the Dons were a force.  Maybe if they had they'd respect the club and it's fans more and realise what brilliant possibilities there are for them.

 

Let's face it, footballers have never been overly furnished in the brain department, but this comes across as not just stupidity but that they just don't give a fuck.  We've had enough players like that in the past 15 years.

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Is it any wonder that people like myself feel so disconnected to this team?

 

If what is going on at Celtic Park is of so much concern to you that you feel the need to make your pointless wishes for them so public, maybe it's better you save all of us a lot of time now and just fuck off.  I've never questionned Zander's commitment to the team, but these lads haven't even started and Dons fans will already be suspicious of them - rightly or wrongly.

 

Maybe this is the result of them not growing up in a time when the Dons were a force.  Maybe if they had they'd respect the club and it's fans more and realise what brilliant possibilities there are for them.

 

Let's face it, footballers have never been overly furnished in the brain department, but this comes across as not just stupidity but that they just don't give a fuck.  We've had enough players like that in the past 15 years.

 

You're not alone BB...seriously, these guys will end up in Asda anyway if they continue to behave like that. Do players from other clubs behave and get caught out like ours do?!?

 

What this has taught me is stupid people really shouldn't have access to computers.

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Incredible isn't it? The players concerned come across as quite retarded when all is said and done, really quite indefensible ignorance and stupidity that pretty much characterises everything I've thought about the Aberdeen team and footballers in Scotland in general.

 

As BB says, no wonder that fans are becoming rapidly disconnected to the "team" they support and totally fucking apathetic towards the quite horribly thick cunts that play for that team.

 

Just another nail in the coffin of my particularly rapidly dispersing passion for the team.

 

That said, a wee trawl through facebook would yield far worse from either side of that shitey stick that these AFC "stars" seem compelled to attach themselves to. Quite frankly I care very little what they think of the pope, the queen or any of the ecumenical debate, it will be the rantings of quite ignorant small minded cunts anyway, they should be fucking telt to KEEP IT TO THEMSELVES. 

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Well here's my two pence worth.  Getting all worked up into a tizzy over footballers expressing political or religous views is pretty pointless.  I can honestly say I don't give a shit if diamond and Paton have issues with protestants or the queen, as an athiest and and a socialist I'm neither a fan of religion or the monarchy.  Is it now illegal to express an opinion of a monarch or a religous leader on the Internet?

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Well here's my two pence worth.  Getting all worked up into a tizzy over footballers expressing political or religous views is pretty pointless.  I can honestly say I don't give a shit if diamond and Paton have issues with protestants or the queen, as an athiest and and a socialist I'm neither a fan of religion or the monarchy.  Is it now illegal to express an opinion of a monarch or a religous leader on the Internet?

 

It was more the "Come on Celtic...." bit that got me.

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Well here's my two pence worth.  Getting all worked up into a tizzy over footballers expressing political or religous views is pretty pointless.  I can honestly say I don't give a shit if diamond and Paton have issues with protestants or the queen, as an athiest and and a socialist I'm neither a fan of religion or the monarchy.  Is it now illegal to express an opinion of a monarch or a religous leader on the Internet?

 

No, but the manner in which they do it, the utterly unnecessary fuckwittery on show whilst expressing it, is. Can we not be separated from this sectarian fucking pish? No? Carry on then. ::)

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Well here's my two pence worth.  Getting all worked up into a tizzy over footballers expressing political or religous views is pretty pointless.  I can honestly say I don't give a shit if diamond and Paton have issues with protestants or the queen, as an athiest and and a socialist I'm neither a fan of religion or the monarchy.  Is it now illegal to express an opinion of a monarch or a religous leader on the Internet?

 

I don't think anyone is particularly bothered about the content of the comments or which side of this particular fairy story these retards believe in, because as you say who gives a fuck. We are Aberdeen and none of that sectarian bollocks is of any interest to us.

 

It's the sheer idiocy and un-professionalism of posting these comments in the public domain that most folk are annoyed about. The retards seem to have their head shots from the club website as their profile picture, and their pages are obviously open for everyone to see, which inevitably leads it to tarnishing the image of Aberdeen Football Club and straining the already fragile relationship between the players, club and fans.

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