"Wow that's rare"; Celtic supporters get behind the club board in a big way tonight
Celtic supporters have given vociferous backing to a statement from the club board this evening, confirming their stance on a potential SPFL rescheduling of the winter break.
As we discussed earlier, the Scottish Government have put in place a restriction of just 500-capacity crowds for three weeks from December 26th.
That effectively means a match behind closed doors against Rangers on January 2nd, in stark contrast to the sold-out Ibrox earlier in the season when the two teams met.
The club want the league body to move the winter break forward.
A statement tonight said: “Everyone at Celtic recognises the difficulties presented to society by the current pandemic and the health and safety of all must always be our priority.
“In light of today’s announcement regarding supporters attending matches, Celtic can confirm that it has today requested that the SPFL bring forward the scheduled winter break and reschedule the fixtures affected by the regulations announced.
“The game owes it to supporters to explore all opportunities to maximise the prospect of all supporters being able to attend matches and support the game they love.”
This is a common-sense approach and one which I hope the SPFL takes.
It’s notable that two other clubs, Motherwell and Hibernian, have also called for the league to bring forward the pause in action. This isn’t just a Celtic issue.
Nonetheless, fans have given their full backing to the club for this statement, taking to social media tonight to give an impression of the strength of feeling…
Great from the club, hope the rest follow on. Can’t let some games have smaller crowds and others full crowds. Simply not fair— Daniel Stewart (@Daniel02S67) December 21, 2021
Wow that’s rare— Ryan 💚 (@RyanRAWA) December 21, 2021
Spot on— CC (@TheLeatherBelts) December 21, 2021
Spot on, every sensible club will agree— AM 🏴 (@annemarie6377) December 21, 2021
Finally some competence— Ernie 🍀🏳️🌈🏴 (@CentristErnie) December 21, 2021
Excellent, well done. Its the sensible thing to do given the circumstances.🍀💪👊👏👏— Derek O'Neill (@u2deek) December 21, 2021
The right course of action. Hope other clubs follow suit. Are you listening @spfl ?— DK MacPhee (@DKMacPhee) December 21, 2021
Good response to a difficult situation— Celtic Fc To The Core (@CelticFc_Core) December 21, 2021
Glad that we are not just going behind closed doors again 🍀👏
In other news, Report: SPFL reject St Mirren request to postpone Celtic game.