Celtic explain why unexpected footage was included in unique angle video

By John Reid

February 25, 2020

Celtic’s unique angle videos that the club upload to YouTube usually on Mondays after a victory in the league show the goals that the team has scored in a game from a vantage point most fans don’t get to see –  a camera behind the goal.

Neil Lennon applauds the supporters (Photo by NIELS CHRISTIAN VILMANN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

The videos have been going for a few years now, but interestingly the clip from Sunday’s 3-1 win over Kilmarnock featured perhaps some unexpected footage.

Opposition goal included

It included Kilmarnock winning a penalty, and taking the lead in the game.

The inclusion of the footage led one fan on social media to question Celtic TV about why the Kilmarnock goal had been shown.

“Do we really need to see the opposition goal” a Celtic fan argued.


The Celtic TV Twitter account had a brilliant answer, which makes a lot of sense.

“We feel it’s important”

We feel it’s important to tell the story of Celtic’s win. In this case it was showing resilience, patience and class to come from behind and win. It would be different if opposition goal was a consolation goal near the end” the account replied.

That is the perfect answer to any complaints that any supporter could have over the inclusion of the Kilmarnock goal.

It was shown just to put Celtic in a better light. The fact that the team came from behind to win what could be a huge three points deserves to be highlighted.

Kristoffer Ajer and Christopher Jullien celebrate a Celtic trophy win / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Hoops showed plenty of character to come back into the game, and it is no surprise that the club wanted to showcase that in as many avenues as possible.

As the Celtic TV account says, it wasn’t like it was a consolation goal, it was an important moment in the game. Therefore, there is no issue with the move to include Kilmarnock’s goal in the footage.

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