Celtic got so much wrong yesterday on the pitch as we officially lost our league championship.
Indeed, the only thing we actually got right all afternoon was an off-field decision made post-match by the club.
It’s traditional for Celtic to publish a short interview with the manager after every game. This is something the club has been doing for years ever since it became more active on social media.
The likes of Ronny Deila, Brendan Rodgers, and Neil Lennon have all come out in the past and spoke to the club’s in-house media team.
However, yesterday, the Celtic fans effectively gave the club a stern warning. When the Hoops tried to publish their match report, it was met with a wave of stinging criticism. The Hoops supporters were keen to let their club know just how incompetent a season this has been. Many wanted to ensure there would be no more tweeting for the rest of the day either.
And there wasn’t. Celtic remained silent after the publishing of the match report. No comments from Kennedy and certainly no clips of the game or retweets were published.
Celtic made right decision not to publish; it’s a shame the ones made on the pitch
It was perhaps the smartest decision the club made yesterday. They managed to read the room and knew fans would react extremely negatively towards anything posted. There was, quite simply, nothing Kennedy could’ve said that would’ve had supporters cheered up or even understanding.
Celtic seldom do this. It’s happened this season but only after Lennon’s spiky post-Dubai press conference. At the time, it looked like it was a decision taken because the club perhaps didn’t agree with the manager’s views.
Even so, Celtic knew the gravity of the situation back then. And they’ve shown a similar understanding here. They clearly understand just how fed up and infuriated the supporters are. Especially considering the manner in which we handed the league to Rangers yesterday.
It remains to be seen how long this goes on for. The truth is nobody can be bothered hearing a single thing from the club unless it’s to do with sweeping changes.
Unfortunately, it looks as though we’ll have a bit to wait yet before that happens.