Do you speak for all scarfers like..seems a sweeping staement to me? I think its fair to point out there was some bad feeling (especially in the beginning) towards the casuals but most I knew were either indifferent or were happy that the fighting had (mostly but not exclusively) been taken outside of the stadiums. Maybe its a generational thing as I suppose most of the scarfers, never really liked that phrase, I knew at the time were around my own age. I doubt my parents generation would have viewed it in the same way tbf.Lot of teary eyed reminiscing about "the casuals". Let's end one myth though. Scarfers at the time felt no affiliation or pride towards them whatsoever. As for "protecting" us? Give it a rest. If anything it made the trek from Pittodrie etc more of a challenge to reach the station intact! That said the Hibs support in general were no shrinking violets back then either!
Then there was the incident at Paisley. These eejits thought it was a good idea to pour onto the pitch by the fence and try and "get intae the St Mirren kids". Scarfers stopped them getting back into the Hibs section so the polis escorted them behind the goals. They stood for some time near the exit and I for one was expecting them to come over and pile into the Hibs support who had stood up to them.
So spare us the Robin Hood depiction.
Im also not aware of a general feeling that all Hibs boys claimed this Robin Hood status...I certainly never felt that (maybe some did). There was going to be fighting at games in the 80s and 90s regardless of who was doing it (as there was in the 70s)..Im not sure it makes a difference who was participating at a certain time. Seems to me to be disingenuous to be claiming that our fans were mad and would fight anyone in the 70s early 80s and then criticise a different generation for doing more or less the same thing.
Anyway thats the last word from me on it.