Dundee apologise to Celtic fans for removing Ireland flag

By Connor Gordon

March 22, 2019

Dundee have apologised to Celtic fans after one of their stewards confiscated an Ireland flag.

The Hoops visited Dens Park last weekend, winning with a last gasp goal by Odsonne Edouard.

However, it was not all fun and games for one Celtic fan who had to deal with the authorities.

A viral video after the game showed the instigation of the incident lying with the Dundee steward.

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The Dee have taken to their official website to apologise for the controversial removal of the Irish tricolour.

Celtic fans celebrating at Dens Park on Sunday. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

They said: “These enquiries have revealed a clear breakdown in communication and decision making and moving forward, this needs to be and will be addressed by the club in conjunction with all members of the event management team.

“The clubs and the two supporters involved have met and discussed the issue at great length and Dundee Football Club would wish to convey our sincere thanks for the cooperation of all concerned.”

Celtic celebrate late win at full time at Dens Park after flag debacle. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Hopefully this will be the last time something of this ilk raises its head in Scottish grounds.

Twitter video shows steward taking Ireland flag

After the match multiple eagle-eyed fan accounts published a short video of the confiscation.

The video clearly shows a member of the Dens Park stewards jumping up and snatching the Ireland flag that was dropping down from the end of the stand.

The flag is clearly blank with no offensive images or text on it which only brings more questions.

Celtic have a proud Irish hertiage on show at every game. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

At the end of the video, a fan is clearly seen showing impressive parkour skills by jumping down from the stand down to the concourse.

Gladly, all parties are accepting the resolution although this shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

The Hoops are proud of their Irish heritage and it shouldn’t be down to a jobsworth steward to decide if fans can display that.