Celtic fan groups announce new board protest

By John McGinley

July 30, 2021

Celtic fan groups have announced action to “hold the board to account” ahead of the Scottish Premiership match against Dundee on August 8th.

A video posted to the North Curve Celtic Twitter account indicates the protest, set to be held at 1pm, a week on Sunday.

A short message accompanied the footage, saying: “The Celtic support has backed Ange. The board must do the same. Hold the board to account: Sunday 8 August – 1pm – Celtic Park.”

Logos for fan groups The Celtic Trust, Celtic Shared, The Green Brigade and Bhoys feature at the end of the video, signalling a united front.

It seems that their voices are going to be heard and I’m sure others from the 24,500 crowd in attendance will join them.

There’s plenty of anger surrounding the club right now after the exit from the Champions League. The club have completely botched preparations for the new season, leaving manager Ange Postecoglou and his squad in a dire situation.

Ange took responsibility, now the Celtic board must do the same

Ange took responsibility, now the Celtic board must do the same
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Postecoglou was forced to play two inexperienced centre-halves against Midtjylland, with other squad options Anthony Ralston and Scott Bain given a starting berth.

Many feel there’s a strong sense of complacency amongst the board members and an inability for them to bring Celtic into the modern era.

Protests didn’t really work, other than making a point, last season. However, with crowds returning to Celtic Park it’ll be interesting to see how much of a groundswell there is for change amongst the wider support, as groups like these are making their voices heard.

In other news, Leigh Griffiths ruled out of Celtic visit to Hearts.