Dec 8, 2020

Fraserburgh FC and Peterhead FC are delighted to make the announcement that they have joined forces this Christmas to send a message of goodwill.

The clubs have been rivals for over a century, and whilst they have competed in different leagues for the last 20 years, they remain as competitive as ever which is usually evident when the sides meet annually as part of their pre-season preparations.

The clubs also have a great working relationship off the pitch and it was agreed that they would be the perfect fit for asking people to “Love Thy Neighbour!”

Speaking on behalf of Fraserburgh FC, Chairman Finlay Noble said, “The year 2020, as all other global events have, will be forever written in history, but this year, due to modern communication methods, the major issues have been at the forefront of everyone’s conversation. Not everyone is comfortable with modern communication methods and there is a lot to dislike about it, but one positive is how it has helped with a shift in attitudes to any sort of discrimination towards others. Long may that continue.

Ourselves and Peterhead FC can hopefully show that together we can put forward a simple message to everyone that while it is okay for people to have differences it is also okay to have fun together and share a laugh. 2020 has been a horrible year for everyone but let us make sure that it is a year we can all learn from.

As the old saying goes, “We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns!”

Finlay’s thoughts were echoed by Peterhead General Manager Martin Johnston, “This year has been difficult for everyone, and not everyone is as resilient as each other. We have all had to cope with the restrictions and protocols in our own way. We should all remember this when out and about in our respective communities. We should be less judgmental of others, especially those who are providing a service and who are trying their level best to do their jobs in difficult circumstances.”

“If two age old rivals can set aside their differences to get a message out there, so can everyone else!”

In addition to carrying a message of goodwill, the cards also have a tongue in cheek poke at their opposite numbers, …and just to make sure no one is offended, the roles of the snowmen are reversed for each respective club.

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