Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The car belonging to Rangers player DaMarcus Beasley was subject to a fire-bomb attack outside the midfielder's home on Tuesday evening in Glasgow.

Beasley is the owner of a BMW 650i that was parked on a residential street when it was suddenly attacked.

The incident to the Indiana native's vehicle is the second time in the last 13 months that his car has been vandalized.

Police reports say that the attackers pulled up outside Beasley's vehicle and threw a bomb into the car before leaving the scene.

The former PSV Eindhoven commented that, at this time, he is personally unable to give any descriptions of what he saw transpire.

"I don't have any comment," Beasley divulged to YA. "The police and the club have said it's better not to."

This is the second time this season that police have had to investigate an incident targeting an American player with Rangers.

Maurice Edu was subject to racial taunts following an October match outside Ibrox Stadium, an incident with Glasgow police are still investigating.

Like last fall's Edu situation, Rangers were quick to also condemn Tuesday's attack.

"This is a disturbing and deplorable incident and the Club will do everything we can to assist the Police with their investigations," Rangers spokeswoman Carol Patton told YA.

Beasley is currently out with a thigh injury and hopes to return to action in the next two weeks.
Friday May 14, 2010 3:51 pm
clearly not a racial attack if anything it was a sectarian attack there is almost no hatred in scotland between races but between chatholics and protestants ther is ( Celtic chatholic - Rangers protestant )
Monday February 8, 2010 5:38 pm
"Again I am not trying to deny the fact that racism exists in Scotland it does what I am saying it is not to the extent of what I have heard in the US through Jena 6 and the history also I gave witnessed done horrrific things whilst in Baltimore and philli."

The Jena 6? Hahahaha. Wow, you are correctly named, aren't you. Parrot. As in, parroting everything Britain's Marxist media tell you. For all you know, Beasley could have bullied white kids. Blacks bully whites and Asians all the time in America. Ask Chinese students in Philly. Do you know anything?
Monday February 8, 2010 5:33 am
I am going to apologize for getting this article to become so off topic. I wasn't trying to say that America was full of racists it is not I know this for fact. What I was trying to say is that racism is more alive in the US than it is in Scotland simply due to the numbers and Beasley may have experienced this when he was younger not as an athelete. I think Americas attitude towards sport is amazing!

Even your most hardcore rivalries aren't that bad compared to the hatred you get elsewhere. I was sure that this case wasn't down to his race that's all. Over here we have a much bigger problem of colour. It's whether your blue or green and sadly that is the most likely reason that violence occurs.

On a Rangers-Celtic game night the hospitals take on 200% mote staff in A+E and arrested go up in huge numbers. This is glasgows poison. To say that racism still doesn't exist in America is also a lie. Although it is obviously better and America should be applauded for it's advances it is still alive and well reported. Instances like Jena 6 and sean bells murder show that African american are still not treated without prejudice. So we are both still dealing with demons that have plagued us for years. So I believe it's best not to try and compete who's the best country when we both still have so much wrong with us
Sunday February 7, 2010 8:23 pm
I don't believe that this was a racist incident. Footballers in Glasgow fall prey to vandalism to their autos more so than in, say, America. I have read accounts of this happening is Glasgow several times over the years, while I don't think I have ever read about a MLS player having been a victim of vandalism.

As for racism in America, I have never attended any kind of sporting event where racists comments/chants were expressed. Here in Atlanta, you would probably be attacked before the police arrested you. I agree with Iain on this issue. I do not see racism here. Yes, Beasley is black, but do black people in Scotland often have their autos burned? Do black footballers have their autos burned?
Saturday February 6, 2010 3:57 pm

"The point I was making was that Beasley had more chance of suffering racial abuse in America than in Scotland."

Apparently not. Others have made the point that black American athletes have not had their cars firebombed. More importantly, racist chants simply do not break out in American stadiums as they do in the UK, Italy and Spain, to name just a few. Americans would be stunned by that kind of behavior here and would not tolerate it.
Saturday February 6, 2010 9:23 am
Again I am not trying to deny the fact that racism exists in Scotland it does what I am saying it is not to the extent of what I have heard in the US through Jena 6 and the history also I gave witnessed done horrrific things whilst in Baltimore and philli. Also scotlands main issue is and always has been sectarianism the hatred of Catholics and Protestants is huge here especially on the west coast. That drives a huge amount if crimes and murders here not the colour of peoples skin. Also as an update on this story it is widely believed that Beasley was target after having a fling with a woman who's boyfriend wasn't happy and is well connected within Glasgow so we may both be wrong.
Saturday February 6, 2010 12:16 am
I have no idea if there's more to this story, but that said, Europe, the UK, and Scotland are certainly not as advanced or sophisticated regarding race relations and tolerance as the US. The US is quite simply more diverse and multicultural as a nation. Statistics back this up; Europe, the UK, Scotland (especially Scotland) are far more 'White' than the US. And speaking of blacks, they don't have anything to compare to the US where some southern states are 30% black and many cities, even major cities like D.C., Atlanta, have majority black populations. It would be unthinkable for a big city mayor in Europe, the UK, certainly Scotland, to be black, let alone a prime minister or president.

Many Europeans and Brits really get off lecturing Americans about how bad, racist, bigoted, homophobic, America is because they are spoon-fed from early on ignorant, gratuitous anti-American propaganda by leftwing groups that despise the US because it's looked upon as being insufficiently socialist and the major roadblock to socialist agendas, and right-wing nationalists who despise the US because it's a super-power, finally politicians who use peoples innate xenophobia to shift blame for domestic policies onto external (the big,bad USA) forces. It's unfortunate many Americans tolerate the barrage of usually gratuitous anti-Americanism, but they do.

And Americans should understand people screaming racist taunts and singing racist songs at football games in the EU is common-place. Players will be targeted not just because they're opponents, but because they're a minority, especially black. For an American this is difficult to grasp but it is the case, and I think a lot of Euros and Brits think it's similar or worse in America.
John W.
Friday February 5, 2010 11:16 pm
As an African American who has traveled through several European countries (including the UK), I can unfortunately attest that Scotland - and Glasgow in particular - is not necessarily the most enlightened place on racial matters. In this case, though, we may need more information to know what the criminals' motivation was. Did they know it was his car? Or did they just want to go after a rich guy's ride?
Friday February 5, 2010 3:15 pm
Racism is alive and well in the EU and UK...if you do not think so, then either you are from there (and dont want to admit it) or have never been there. I travel all over the EU for work and racism on MANY fronts is definitely rampant.

We simply as US citizens get sh*t all the time from Europeans about our downfalls and we take it too seriously and start to believe it ourselves (however, they do the same to each other and themselves over there and being critical is not meant to make others feel bad).

Our racism problems are MUCH better than over there (especially in the UK and Italy) even though we have a way to go.
Friday February 5, 2010 8:32 am
Parrot, its ridiculous that think race had nothing to do with this, and that racism is more pronounced in america. Excuse me, did you miss the part about the racist chants outside the ibrox? that stuff doesn't happen over here, but we hear about it happening all the time over there. You say that fans are very passionate and sometimes it spills over. watch an football game and notice the passion of the fans, but also notice that fans of both teams are sitting TOGETHER, having a great time. This is what sport is about. please remove the plank from your own eye before you deal with the splinter in mine.
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