There is no doubt that the vast majority of the Celtic support would love to be at Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon to see the club raise the league flag for the ninth season in a row, before taking on Hamilton.
Flag Day is one of the biggest days of the season. It signals the return of football, and the start of the new season.
However, as we all know for the moment fans cannot attend the game. The match has to be played behind closed doors.
Club used social media to inform fans
That has not stopped the club from reminding fans of the current situation though. On Friday, Celtic put a message on the club’s Twitter account telling fans not to attend Celtic Park.
“While the government set a much-welcomed proposed date of September 14, 2020 for the fans return, for now, all supporters are being reminded NOT to attend Celtic Park on matchdays as the games are being played behind closed doors” the statement said.
The club also produced a video underneath the statement showing the safety measures in place at Celtic Park for this season.
While the government set a much-welcomed proposed date of September 14, 2020 for the fans return, for now, all supporters are being reminded NOT to attend Celtic Park on matchdays as the games are being played behind closed doors. pic.twitter.com/B0NVXprmLB
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 31, 2020
Some fans might think that Celtic are doing nothing more than stating the obvious by telling the support not to attend Celtic Park on Sunday.
Smart move to remind support
However, there is nothing wrong with reminding the support about the situation that the club is currently in. The video that the club has provided is also genuinely interesting for the support. It shows the steps that the club is taking to keep all attendees at Celtic Park safe.
Perhaps most intriguing though is the mention of the proposed date of September 14th for the return of fans. There is presumably little chance of that happening if fans don’t stick to the rules about not attending stadiums.
Therefore, Celtic are doing the right thing when it comes to the status of supporters attending games. Hopefully from next month fans will be able to return to Celtic Park to cheer the Hoops on to 10 in a row.
For now though, the fans must watch on television, as Neil Lennon’s side look to start the season with a win.