The Green Brigade release new Celtic protest video; potential action vs Dundee

By John McGinley

November 6, 2021

The Green Brigade have called on the away Celtic support to reinforce the message that the club should not appoint Bernard Higgins in a senior security role at Celtic Park.

Last week, the group unveiled a banner opposing the potential appointment after releasing a statement in conjunction with various Celtic fan groups including The Celtic Trust. There was also 30 minutes of silence at the stadium, which was respected by the vast majority of the crowd.

Now, it seems more protests are planned at Dens Park tomorrow in an effort to further pressure the Celtic board not to take this step. A video was posted on the North Curve Celtic Twitter account this afternoon with a clear message to fellow fans.

Higgins, who works with Police Scotland, is regarded as one of the chief proponents of the controversial Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act that was introduced and subsequently scrapped.

Various fan groups have stated they have tried to communicate with Celtic on the issue, only to find they are unwilling to engage on the matter. Therefore, those involved in protests feel that communication at games is the only way to get through to decision-makers.

Celtic have not yet commented publicly on the issue, nor has it been confirmed that Higgins is set to take up a role at the club.

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Nonetheless, there’s a real strength of feeling on this matter and it’s really up to board members to take that feedback on board when considering who takes up the security role going forward.

It’ll be interesting to see what unfolds at tomorrow’s match, whether it be banners, chants or more flyering.

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