Celtic fans react as club launch new 'clover range' amidst a club crisis
Being a social media person for a big football club must be a thankless task at times. Especially at Celtic, currently.
Win, lose or draw, your job is to promote the club in any way possible. When things are good, you’ll be treated to the dopamine rush of Retweets and Likes. A few bad results, and your timeline looks bleak.
With that in mind, it was strange timing for the club to release a new clothing line. Not only is it very short notice for Christmas, it’s also in the midst of Celtic’s worst run in decades.
Obviously, fans were quick to react online.
🍀 The limited edition adidas x #CelticFC Clover collection has dropped! 🚨
Exclusively available in-store or online at @CelticFCShop ⬇️
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 11, 2020
Ill review my finances again in January and see if I want to spend money in the celtic store
— Paul 🏴🇪🇺🏴☠️🏳️🌈 (@Keenan38Keenan) December 11, 2020
Sorry I’m too entitled
— steven (@Beaumontbhoy) December 11, 2020
do one you jokers. not one penny more.
— ronan arthur (@ronan_arthur) December 11, 2020
Beautiful but Lennon out
— Mmmmm877 (@Fmandri87) December 11, 2020
That yous getting all cocky now cos we won yesterday aye?
Won’t be spending a penny until this current board are ousted.
— Kev Murray (@KevMurrayOff) December 11, 2020
I’ll pass Thanks
Stop trying to fleece us for money when you don’t even listen to us 👍
— Celtic Fc To The Core (@CelticFc_Core) December 11, 2020
— ☘BHOYS IN THE HOOD☘ (@YerHavingAlaugh) December 11, 2020
For what it’s worth…
Despite everything, I do quite like the clover range. Although I think the badges are the wrong way round, you can’t knock Adidas for this. In normal circumstances, you could easily see supporters flocking to this gear.
That said, the timing is a little strange, as the fans have made clear. It’s probably too late for a Christmas present if you’re ordering from outside of Glasgow. Or, it’s encouraging fans to use the Celtic Superstore while barriers are up around the stadium.
Couldn’t this have waited until January?