Jock was a regular attender at all football
matches at one of the larger Glasgow grounds, not so much to support the
home team as to give expression to his disgust at the display of one of
the backs of the ground club, of whose standard of play Jock had a very
poor opinion indeed.
"Luik at him!" he would shout. "Luik at
him! Cuidna kick a hole in a weit paperbag!"
This flow of abuse would go steadily on until,
towards the close of one game, the victim, in a desparate clearance, drove
the ball hard into the terracing hitting Jock full in the face.
There was silence for a moment from the badly
shaken Jock. But, replacing his bonnet, he soon resumed his vocal
"Weill" he shouted " A'll say this fir ye,
ye're no deif!"