Green Brigade announce Celtic 'corteo' prior to December derby

By John McGinley

December 19, 2019

Celtic supporters will be bringing extra atmosphere to the streets of Glasgow on December 29th after fan group The Green Brigade announced a ‘corteo’ prior to the upcoming derby at home to Rangers.

It’s become a well-known tradition that prior to big matches, the fan group will ask other supporters to convene at a designated location and walk towards Paradise together, bringing songs and colour to the occasion.

As posted by the North Curve Twitter account, fans looking to get involved have been instructed to convene at the Celtic Supporters’ Assocation on London Road for 10:45am.

The procession will then leave at 11:00am for the short journey to Celtic Park in time for what is a massive fixture.

Neil Lennon’s team could be looking to move eight points clear of the Ibrox side if we manage to win games against Aberdeen and St Mirren over the next week.

The news comes after the group announced this week that a fantastic £17,897.60 had been raised in a recent food drive, helping people all over Scotland.

Celtic fans in Rome / (photo by Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Glasgow’s green and white

The planned corteo is sure to be a hit with participating supporters, as well as those sharing images and videos online. It certainly brings a bit of theatre to the build-up and should ensure everyone is hyped up prior to the 12:30pm kick-off.

As shown in the video below, from 2017, things get pretty loud on the streets of Glasgow.

A sold-out Celtic Park could be a real advantage in our quest to take three points off of Steven Gerrard’s men.

Despite the recent cup final win, we didn’t play anywhere near our best and know that we can perform much better on our own patch, backed by 60,000 passionate supporters.

Hopefully, with the standing section bringing the volume and setting the tempo, it can be another glorious afternoon.