Celtic defender Christopher Jullien 'proud of' one aspect of Scottish game

By John Reid

September 11, 2020

Celtic’s Christopher Jullien has disclosed that there is one aspect of the Scottish game that he is proud about this season. That is, the continuing protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Celtic View reports.

Before every game that Celtic have played in the league this season, all 22 players and the match official on the pitch have taken a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

This has pleased Jullien, especially that the support has continued on a few weeks into the new season.

“Keep going until there is more change”

“I hope we continue doing so (supporting the movement) until the end of the year, and maybe keep going until there is more change in the real world” Jullien said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 7, Page. 12).

“I’ve been pleasantly surprised we’ve kept it up in Scottish football…to keep doing it keeps the sentiment in the spotlight…I think it’s something to be proud of” he concluded.

Christopher Jullien scores for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jullien is correct in his comments. It could have been easy for the support for the movement to end. Particularly as there are no fans in stadiums, for example.

However, for the moment it seems like the players and match officials will continue to give support to Black Lives Matter.

It will be interesting to see if the players continue to take a knee when football returns on Saturday. Celtic visit Ross County on that day.

Goal for player is to keep going

You would imagine that it would, there is no reason for it not to. That is despite the fact that Celtic have not played for two weeks. As Jullien says, his goal is to keep the protest going until at least the end of the year, and perhaps beyond that.

Christopher Jullien (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It is likely that Jullien will be getting the backing of his team-mates to continue supporting Black Lives Matter. Therefore, it might well go on for the rest of the year.

It would perhaps make Scottish football stand out if the protests kept going before games. There is no guarantee that the protests are continuing in other leagues.

Hopefully Jullien has more reasons to be proud of the Scottish game in the weeks to come.

In other news, some Gillingham fans are pleased after signing Scott Robertson on loan.