Borussia Dortmund pays tribute to Celtic fan initiative

By Connor Gordon

February 3, 2020

Bundesliga stars Borussia Dortmund has commended a group of female Celtic fans.

Hoops ghirls @OnTheBaw led the charge for sanitary products in toilets at football stadiums.

They were successful in the initiative which began at Parkhead and spread worldwide.

Some may not have been aware of the campaign, so for a club like Dortmund to give it airtime, gives massive props to the fans.

Celtic fans get shout out by Borussia Dortmund

Orlaith, Erin and Mikaela are playing a massive role in the game changing initiative.

Celtic Park is the first stadium to have free sanitary products. (Photo by Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Celtic announced in 2018 that free sanitary products for women would be installed in Parkhead.

Initially on a trial basis, it still continues with massive success to the present day.

The trio were able to get this over the line thanks to over 2,700 fans who signed an online petition.

Since then, the movement is spreading globally with big clubs like Dortmund playing a part.

The German giants have paid a special tribute to the Celtic girls on their social media.

The girls replied to the post saying: “So grateful to @BlackYellow for recognising On The Ball as part of their #KickItOut campaign. Trying to stay calm… Dortmund!!”

Hoops fans are setting the trend

Celtic Park with their first rail seating in the UK. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The world is definitely moving on with the times with clubs recognising the massive number of female followers.

We appear to be in the era of campaigning to make the sport a more equal game especially in thing such as racism.

The On the Baw campaign is just as important and integral to building a fairer and equal society at the football.

For it to get worldwide recognition just shows how far the debate is traveling and with success.

The work isn’t done by a long shot, but getting the key points out to the wider public is encouraging.

Celtic fans are setting the trend again. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Once again it’s the Hoops that are setting the trend following on from the first UK team to have safe standing.

They are now in the history books for being the first club to have free sanitary products at the football.

Celtic is a progressive club with its fanbase that’s renowned around the world.

It is clearly been acknowledged by other fans who are also respected, proving that the Hoops are on the right track.