Ange Postecoglou delivers class response to today's Green Brigade banner at Celtic Park
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has defended the right of supporters to protest after The Green Brigade aimed a banner at the board prior to today’s victory over Ross County.
Some supporters are unhappy with the direction of the club under the current board, especially after the departure of recently appointed CEO Dom McKay.
It’s been reported that friction behind the scenes between McKay and other powerful people at the club resulted in the former Scottish Rugby man walking away before he was pushed.
As posted by The Celtic Trust’s Jeanette Findlay on Twitter, a banner was unveiled today criticising members of the Celtic board.
Postecoglou was asked about it after the match and told The Scottish Sun: “We are all transient figures at this great club. The constant is the fans and they expect us to get on with it.
“I’ve done that throughout my career and will continue to. Everyone is allowed to express opinions in whatever way they choose to, our job is to send the 60,000 who are here home happy and that goes for the millions around the world.
“Sometimes it’s good to be kept on your toes and I am sure our supporters will do that.”
That’s brilliant from the manager. He’s refusing to drive a further wedge between the club and the fans, also acknowledging any supporter’s right to express opinion in a peaceful way at the stadium.
This is exactly the kind of leadership we need a the club. He gets it. He gets us. It’s almost hard to find an Ange quote these days you could disagree with.
After today’s 3-0 victory, this is exactly the kind of response to a potentially tricky question we want to hear. Well in!