Supporters were left with a conundrum when Scott Brown announced he’d be leaving Celtic.
Obviously, we can’t cheer him bon voyage, given that getting to matches is an impossibility for the foreseeable. Social media just doesn’t quite do it, either.
So, in a move that fans will actually like, the club have announced how supporters can pay tribute to the iconic Celtic captain. An official statement from the club laid out their intentions today on their official website.
The club said [Celtic FC]:
“We realise it has been a very difficult year for supporters, not being able to access Celtic Park and unfortunately, this remains the case, but on the evening of 12th May 2021, for our last home game of the season and Scott’s last, we invite fans to pay their own tribute to Scott, whether this be through jerseys, flags, banners etc.
“Of course, we wish you were with Scott and the club in person, but in the days preceding the match, we will be offering supporters groups and clubs and individual fans the chance to bring any tribute for our Captain and these will then be distributed by staff to adorn the inside of Celtic Park as our Captain leads out the team.
“We are sure the colour and support will be appreciated by Scott, someone who has done so much to deliver success to the Club and our fans.”
Celtic were hardly going to let Scott Brown drift off quietly
Scott Brown has never been the understated type. So, nor should his departure from the club be marked by anything other than colour and passion.
How this actually manifests, however, is yet to truly be seen. The club encouraged supporters not to go to Celtic Park in numbers yet.
It’s possible that scarves, shirts and assorted memorabilia collections will be staggered through the following weeks, in line with Covid-19 protocols as far as possible.
It’ll be sad seeing Broony play his last game for the club.
However, knowing us, we’ll make it a special occasion. He’s given his all to us since 2007, now it’s time to do the same for him.