Pundit Alan Brazil has bizarrely suggested that Peter Lawwell should invite celebrity Celtic fan Rod Stewart to take up a position on the club’s board, writing in his Sunday Post column (10/11 print edition, Post Match supplement page 24).

The rock star is often seen at Celtic matches at critical points throughout the season and he was again in attendance during our brilliant victory over Lazio in Rome last week.

TV cameras and photographers caught his celebrations at full-time, as one of the thousands cheering on Neil Lennon’s men in the Stadio Olimpico.


Brazil was delighted to see it, reminded of the famous victory over Barcelona in 2012.

However, his latest suggestion is a strange one, feeling that Stewart’s fan status means he should be a member of the Celtic board.

As quoted by The Sunday Post (10/11 print edition, Post Match supplement page 24), he said: “He’s added Rome to his list of famous Celtic supporting moments – and there are many others that haven’t hit the headlines.

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“Rod is a great ambassador for the Hoops. So maybe it’s time Peter Lawwell gave him a wee tinkle and invited him onto the club’s Board.

“Knowing Rod as I do, I’m sure he’d want to talk about it!”

Celtic fan Rod Stewart

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Leave it to others

I’ve nothing against Rod Stewart being a Celtic fan. I may not agree with everything he says about the club or our supporters, but he’s entitled to his opinions.

He clearly has a passion for the Hoops. If he’s not at games he’s usually promoting the club in some manner through his concerts.

However, when it comes to running Celtic I’d rather leave it to the experts.

Whether it be business experts, football experts, legal experts, recruitment experts or anything else valuable, such as a regular season-ticket-holding representative, the Celtic board should be left to those who are committed to the day to day running of the club.

I’m not sure what Brazil is getting at here. Maybe he’s been getting up too early for his breakfast show. Hopefully, this is one bit of advice Lawwell chooses to ignore.

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