Green Brigade prepare first of its kind Celtic Park TIFO to celebrate anniversary

By Euan Davidson

October 23, 2021

The Green Brigade are to mark 5 years of North Curve Celtic with a display at Paradise today.

When the Bhoys face St Johnstone, they’ll be greeted onto the hallowed Celtic Park turf with a special tifo. According to the North Curve Celtic Twitter page, it’ll be “our first tifo fully designed, prepared and setup by our members”.

Undoubtedly, Celtic Park’s atmosphere has improved with the North Curve standing section in place. Introduced for the 16-17 season [BBC], the timing couldn’t have been any better.

Celtic, under new boss Brendan Rodgers, embarked on a historic Invincible Treble season. Playing breathtaking football, the Bhoys were buoyed by a support who relentlessly cheered, drummed and sang the Celts onto victory.

While the Green Brigade have become lightning-rods for controversy, there’s surely little argument that the noise generated from the standing section is unbelievable.

The North Curve has also proven that there’s room for safe standing at football stadia in the UK. Since Celtic introduced the measure, Manchester United have followed suit [Herald]. As have Manchester City [MEN] and Liverpool [LFC].

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Green Brigade set to mark anniversary with display at Celtic Park

For fans attending the game, there’s plenty to get excited about. Celtic are on excellent form, with three wins from their last three. There’s a foodbank collection outside the stadium before kick-off.

Now, too, there’ll be an exuberant, colourful display from the Green Brigade. While we don’t know what the display is going to look like as of yet, that’s part of the charm.

It’s being kept under wraps until an unveiling at kick-off, just as it should be.

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It would be the second tifo within a week. The Green Brigade launched a stinging attack on UEFA on Tuesday afternoon, with the European footballing authority handing Celtic a 3.30pm kick-off on a weekday.

Fans still turned up in their thousands, even topping Sunday’s attendance at the Nou Camp for Barcelona v Valencia. Still, though, it was a point that needed made.

This tifo, we imagine, will be more joyful. A celebration of a vintage time in Celtic’s history, perhaps.

It should add to a fantastic atmosphere at Celtic Park today.

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