Celtic fans arrive at stadium to welcome team and protest the board

By John McGinley

December 13, 2020

The first photos have emerged of Celtic supporters welcoming the team to the stadium ahead of today’s match against Kilmarnock.

Journalist Ronnie Esplin is in place to report on today’s match and document the scenes outside, and is posting updates on Twitter this lunchtime.

Celtic fans protesting at Celtic Park / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Celtic Trust, and other groups such as The Green Brigade, are in attendance at the stadium to show support for the players and protest against the running of the club.

It’s the Celtic board in their sights when they demonstrate today.

They had already made clear prior to arriving that nobody had the intention of showing malice or anger towards the manager and the Hoops players, after dramatic unarranged protests over the past few weeks.

With the club AGM online this year and matches obviously closed off to fans, there has been little opportunity to voice constructive displeasure these last few months.

Some supporters clearly feel a point needs to be made to people such as Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond and, despite it being a dreich day, plenty are already turning up.

Hopefully, the team’s arrival is a unifying moment for the players and assembled fans too.

Celtic badly need a result today in the Scottish Premiership and an extra show of support just might spur them on to a promising league performance.