Celtic information video is smart move ahead of Glasgow derby

By John Reid

December 27, 2019

Ahead of Sunday’s Glasgow derby, Celtic released an information video on their official social media accounts on Friday. The video gave Hoops fans important safety and security information about the fixture.

The video saw Celtic TV presenter Gerry McCulloch‏ inform fans about the time that the stadium will open, about a road closure on London Road and when the segregation is lifted before the game.

Hoops should be applauded for making video

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This is an innovative video, and one which Celtic have to be applauded for making it. McCulloch‏ standing in front of the areas of the stadium that he is talking about also makes sense, and Celtic should use this method of information for all the big games that are set to take place at Celtic Park in the second-half of the season. Perhaps the next opportunity might well be the last 32 Europa League clash against Copenhagen.

The fact that the video was uploaded to all of Celtic’s social media accounts is also a sensible move. The more people that get the information, the better.

Celtic obviously want to avoid a repeat of the scenes that took place outside the stadium in September 2018. Fans were injured outside the stadium trying to get into Celtic Park for a Glasgow derby.

That is a situation that cannot under any circumstances be repeated. That is another reason why the information video is a smart move.

A new method of informing fans

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Celtic have always been quick to inform fans about issues before games, such as crowd segregation, via the club’s fantastic Supporter Liaison Officer John Paul Taylor. His Twitter account is a source of knowledge for fans with questions regarding tickets, how to get to games, etc.

That combined with the recently released information video shows that Celtic are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to fans getting to and leaving the game on Sunday afternoon. It is a very good move by Celtic.