The Green Brigade and others call out Michael Nicholson, drastic Celtic Park protest set for tomorrow
The Green Brigade and other Celtic supporters groups say they will remain silent for the entirety of tomorrow’s clash against Real Betis, in a drastic protest against the appointment of Bernard Higgins.
The groups say they will do the same on Sunday against Motherwell, and have called on Celtic chief executive Michael Nicholson to meet with them to avoid the protest.
A statement was released earlier on the North Curve’s Twitter account with the tagline “your silence is deafening.”
In it, they call out Nicholson and the club for not responding to any of the protests so far, or the open letter signed by over 250 supporters clubs including 67 Hail Hail.
They say: “It is with regret that we announce a return to the silent protest which began the campaign.
“On Thursday against Real Betis, and if necessary, on Sunday against Motherwell we will remain silent for 90 minutes, and ask those who support the campaign to join us.
“We will gladly call off Sunday’s supporters protest should Michael Nicholson agree to meet with the supporters organisations to discuss the issue.
The statement was signed by the Green Brigade, the Bhoys, Celtic Shared, the Celtic Trust, and the North Curve.
Green Brigade and others are right to protest
It is a real shame that this off-field drama is taking place while the Celtic first-team and support are so closely tied together.
This situation has been entirely avoidable from the club’s point of view and has been allowed to drag on to a stage where it could affect the team on the pitch.
Some supporters may feel that supporters organisations, such as the Green Brigade and the Bhoys, should just get on with things.
Others, like this writer, feel that this is of the club’s doing and supporters must take drastic measures to be heard.
But that in itself is enough reason for people to get round the table and sort this issue.
Things are threatening to boil over now. And at a time when the team needs our backing more than ever.