With football in lockdown, players are currently at a loose end to try to fill their time. However, one club who are making positive moves in the current situation are Premiership side St Johnstone.
The Perth side issued a very interesting statement from manager Tommy Wright on the club’s website on Friday.
In the statement, he disclosed that the club intends to make phone calls to those that are elderly and have season tickets.
Perth club intends to contact many season ticket holders
After the club contacts the elderly supporters, it then intends to make phone calls to as many of the other season ticket holders that the club has as can be possibly done.
That phone call could come from a player, a member of staff, or even from Wright himself, he explains.
That is a terrific gesture from the Perth club, which will no doubt comfort those in need at this time of crisis.
If possible, it would be great if Celtic could follow in St Johnstone’s lead. Now, the problem with that is that Celtic probably have 50,000 more season ticket holders than St Johnstone.
Hoops will have details of season ticket holders
However, Celtic will have the details of all the season ticket holders. They will know the phone numbers of those who are elderly.
Therefore, it would be a fine gesture if Celtic made contact with perhaps the most elderly of the Hoops support. It would be even better if the fans were at first based in the East End of Glasgow, which is of course where the club was founded.
What a treat it would be for a fan to get a phone call from the likes of Neil Lennon, Peter Lawwell or Scott Brown, checking up on them and no doubt making sure that they will return to Celtic Park once football can be played once more.
Hopefully the Hoops can announce a gesture like this over the next few days. The good news is that on Friday evening the club announced a Football for Good Fund, which is already worth £150,000, and will see the club support some of the most vulnerable members of the community, NHS workers and the homeless to name just a few.
This could be just the start of Celtic’s charitable donations, maybe the phone calls will follow soon.