"No well run club behaves in this way"; Celtic supporters' group speak out against board

By Euan Davidson

June 4, 2021

Although the Celtic board quelled a radical Shares for Tickets campaign, prominent supporters’ groups haven’t disappeared quietly.

Instead, calls for accountability have made waves on social media. Today, Celtic Shared followed on from their condemnation of the season ticket offering to blast the club hierarchy. As 100 days have passed since Neil Lennon left the Bhoys dugout [Celtic FC], the board have come under question for their delaying tactics, and the recruitment of a Lenny successor.

The very public pursuit of Eddie Howe ended in disaster, and there are fears for another dismal Friday for supporters.

Celtic Shared issued the following statement, blasting the board’s profligacy ahead of a busy and crucial pre season. In tweets, the group said:

Celtic Shared have a point: fans are being badly let down

While supporters of other clubs claim we’re “entitled”, it’s not like the devoted Hoops faithful are asking for too much here.

Ahead of Champions League qualifiers, and a season where winning back title is paramount, here’s the situation: we have no manager. Our CEO is leaving, our captain has gone, and a huge chunk of the squad are away. The first choice for the dugout has gone, fans are furious, and there seems little rush to correct these issues.

Celtic fans protest at Celtic Park / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It smacks of horrifically under-developed planning from the club, who must’ve known that one or two problems could’ve thrown the whole pre-season into chaos. Yet, here we are, with far more questions than answers. Given the scale of protest against the board in 20-21, the club’s hierarchy are playing a very risky game with supporters.

Maybe we’ll hear something today, but the smart money is on the very public embarrassment continuing for days yet.

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