Borussia Dortmund pays tribute to Celtic fan initiative
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 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.
Difference Makers: @OnTheBaw
Already making waves across Europe with over 105 clubs on board, On The Ball is a grassroots initiative aimed to provide better in-stadium sanitary conditions and accessibility for female fans 👏 #BorussiaVerbindet #KickItOutGeneration pic.twitter.com/CA4bEIoRhL
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) January 30, 2020
Hoops fans are setting the trend
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.
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.