Catholic United thank Celtic supporters for surge in followers

By David Walton

September 2, 2021

Essex-based club Catholic United have thanked the Celtic fans for their recent surge in Twitter followers.

On deadline day, the Hoops secured the signing of Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan from Spurs. This led to the Essex Olympian League side sending out a tweet reminding everyone that it won’t be the first time he’s played in the Hoops.

This was due to the fact that Carter-Vickers spent his youth days with Utd before Tottenham Hotspur swooped in.

And they’ve certainly been connecting with the Celtic supporters in recent days. Last night, the English side moved to thank the Parkhead faithful for their recent surge in following and general interest.

The Catholic United-Celtic connection is alive and kicking

Catholic United already had a connection to Celtic prior to the Carter-Vickers deal of course. Back in 1968, the club’s chairman sent a request to Celtic to buy the green-and-white kit ahead of their Walton Cup final against Haden. Celtic obliged, and as Catholic United went on to win the cup, they decided in tribute to the Bhoys that they would continue wearing the colours from then on [Catholic Utd].

Many Celtic fans wouldn’t have known about the previous link between the Parkhead side and their Essex-based friends. However, it’s fair to say it’s gotten plenty of traction over the last few days.

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Many Celtic supporters have taken a keen interest in the football club. In return, Catholic United have been communicating with plenty of fans individually to thank them for their support.

It’s brilliant to see a story like this emerge. Even if it took Carter-Vickers to sign for it to be recognised by many, it’s superb to see the affinity and love the English side have for Celtic.

Hoops fans have also been snapping up specially made Catholic United pin badges too – a sign of the support Parkhead fans are trying to provide for Utd.

The club was accepted into the Essex Olympian League back in 2009. It has since then worked its way up the five divisions and became the Essex Olympian Premier League champions back in 2018.

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