"So out of touch"; Celtic fans hit back as club announces reopening of club shops
Good news! The Celtic club shops are reopening tomorrow (Celtic FC), and Celtic fans had a lot to say.
In a masterclass of “not reading the room”, the Celtic Twitter account posted an update on commercial activity at 8.37am, before deleting the tweet. They then corrected this 4 minutes later.
Celtic fans were not best pleased by the timing and energy of the club’s social media team, with many supporters tweeting their disgust.
So out of touch it’s unbelievable
— mh (@_MH_67) December 10, 2020
— Chairman Lmao ☭ (@BenTheTim) December 10, 2020
Sack the board
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) December 10, 2020
Not a chance I’m giving you another penny.
— Golden Bhoy (@Golden_bhoy) December 10, 2020
Being a Celtic supporter is not always easy but it is always expensive.
— seanzolio (@seanzolio) December 10, 2020
No barriers up to stop people getting in to spend money ?
— Jamie 🏴🍀 (@JBoswell67) December 10, 2020
Do we have to climb over fences and get past police horses? Not a penny to the PLC until the board is gone.
— Mark (@markomac311) December 10, 2020
Down with this sort of thing
Now, being very, very kind for a second here: fair enough. Christmas is coming up, and Celtic have to sell merchandise. It’s doubly conflicting because the current kits and training gear are the best Celtic have had for years.
I don’t know about you, but I’m susceptible to an Adidas kit.
That said… come on, folks. Read the mood of the support. There was no way this was going to go down well on a week like this.
The relationship between the club and the supporters is at its lowest ebb for years. So, posting about Celtic shops reopening in such a haphazard fashion was never likely to provoke a good response. So it proved.
In a normal year, this kind of thing might be welcome. The Celtic shops do very well around Christmas, and fans are normally happier to give their money to the club.
But with performances as bad as they have been, and the board meeting fierce opposition, you can’t expect supporters to want to part with their money at this moment. Nobody is talking about the Christmas advert or buying ‘This is How it Feels to be Celtic’ on DVD right now.