Celtic fans have been discussing the possibility of the Scottish champions helping out other rival clubs financially with short term loans to see them through the current global health crisis.

The Scottish Premiership and lower leagues have never had the luxury of relying on massive amounts of cash from television broadcasters or sponsors, so the nation stands in a more precarious position than many of the bigger leagues around Europe.

With no fans going through the turnstiles for potentially months, solutions have to be found to help out those in need most and make sure they are in a position to compete with Celtic moving forward.


One prominent fan on Twitter has made the suggestion for the financially stable Hoops to effectively fund some of the harder hit clubs with a loan of £250k each, potentially to the total tune of £10m.

It’s a noble idea and has generated plenty of debate in the comments, both in favour and against the proposal.

Is it worth Celtic taking a short-term hit to ensure the long-term viability of the Scottish game.

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I have to say, I see the benefits.

If repayments could be agreed in advance then it’s unlikely to impact us financially over the course of the next few years and will ensure a community approach to navigating the current crisis.

General view of Celtic Park

General view of Celtic Park / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Ultimately it seems unlikely to happen, but perhaps some leaders in the game can keep this one in their pocket should no other solutions materialise.

These fans have taken to Twitter over the last few days to share their thoughts on it all…

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