Photo: The Green Brigade and other supporters stage sit-in protest at Celtic Park after Sunday win

By John McGinley

November 28, 2021

Celtic supporters have staged a sit-in protest at Celtic Park in opposition to the potential appointment of Bernard Higgins in a senior security and safety role at the club.

The Green Brigade, Bhoys and other fan groups have been very vocal about Higgins’ potential role at the club in recent weeks. In fact, over 250 fan groups, outlets and supporters clubs including 67 Hail Hail signed an open letter to acting club CEO Michael Nicholson last week to register concerns.

Today, the actions ramped up for a section of the support, with fans not budging after the final whistle and unveiling a banner, as seen on Jeanette Findlay’s and Celtic Research’s Twitter accounts.

It’s not the only police-related development at Celtic Park today either.

Shockingly, fans reported before the match that Police Scotland and traffic wardens dished out spot fines to vans aiding and assisting the food bank collection at Celtic Park.

Fans Against Criminalisation reported four £60 fines were issued to people helping some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable communities in the run-up to Christmas.

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67 Hail Hail (Youtube)

The Twitter post has gone viral with a massive outcry from Celtic supporters, other football fans and the wider community about the action.

Celtic have still not commented on the potential appointment of Higgins despite being explicitly asked about it at the recent AGM.

What happens next is anyone’s guess. However, it is clear from today’s protest that fan groups will not stop with their peaceful actions to express opposition.

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