And in Larkhall, the vast majority of people proclaim themselves to be Protestant, unionist, and supporters of another Glasgow football team, Rangers.
Well aware of the strength of feeling, many shops have relented accordingly.
Mr Anderson said he was later dumped in the metal shed - where children also apparently came in and urinated on him.
He was giving evidence at the trial of James Mc Phee, 45, Robert Mc Phee, 65, Steven Mc Phee, 37 and 38-year-old John Miller.
But, the trial heard James and his brother Steven Mc Phee found him despite trying to hide in a wardrobe. However, Mr Anderson later left again - this time with a fellow worker heading for England.
The men managed to 'skip' a train without paying to Berwick before they got a lift from a trucker to Banbury in Oxfordshire.
The man said he was punched 'all over', hit with a broom and kicked. The court heard James Mc Phee came the next morning with a young child.But this week the supermarket chain Asda defiantly said it would not be changing its traditional green logo, should it open a new store in Larkhall.There had been suggestions, apparently from locals and certainly from one local newspaper, that the store would present a unique blue frontage, but this was denied by a spokeswoman, who said: "We use this across Scotland and the UK, and feel it is popular and well recognised." But that has not gone down well.The reason is simple, if slightly strange, and stems from sectarianism and football rivalry.In Larkhall, green is immediately associated with Catholicism, Irish republicanism and the football team Glasgow Celtic.