Motion S4M-02317: Mark McDonald, North East Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2012
Timing of Scottish Cup Semi-final

That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Hibernian will take place at Hampden Park on 14 April 2012, kicking off at 12.15pm; congratulates both teams on their achievement in the competition thus far; notes that the match is being broadcast live on Sky Sports and the BBC; considers that the timing of the kick-off will greatly inconvenience supporters travelling from the north east, and calls on the Scottish Football Association to consider changing the time so that it suits supporters rather than television schedules.

I’m not sure Mark needed to submit the motion. I mean, surely the mass protests, the newspaper outrage and the constant Sky Sports coverage is sufficient on what is, of course, a huge injustice to Aberdonians.

Alternatively, one could remember that football is part of business so subject to money-spinning decisions, and is only a game.