Many people get perverse pleasure from the perceived wrong doing/thinking of others. They love nit-picking.
The DUP loves to parade any SF faux pas. DUP councillor Gary Middleton objected to Sinn Féin councillor Colin Kelly wearing the football shirt at a confidential meeting of Derry City Council.
The football shirt was “provocative” and “should not have been worn to a Council meeting”.“Like it or not, Celtic jerseys are deemed to be provocative and people can take offence,” he said.
Comment: Provoked by a jersey?
Comment: Annoyed by a scarf?
Bullying and nit-picking are not features of political philosophy. They are features of human nature.
That’s why history repeats itself – not because the circumstances are the same but because human nature is the same.