One Celtic employee is still standing up for the supporters

By John McGinley

January 31, 2021

The Celtic SLO (Supporters Liason Officer) has been put in a very difficult position by the club.

As the board and executive team once again hide behind a wall of silence, it’s JP Taylor who has been left to bear the brunt of fan feedback.

That’s part of his job of course, but the problem comes when promises are made and not followed through on.

Back in December, as part of the justification for Neil Lennon keeping his job, the club promised there would be a review of his position ‘in the new year’.

Well, we’re at the end of January now and there hasn’t even been the slightest hint this is on its way.

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Fans continue to ask the SLO what the situation is.

It seems that Taylor, to his credit, has been relaying fan frustration to the higher-ups at Celtic Park. He agrees that the club need to address the situation as soon as possible.

In response to a fan query today, he said, on Twitter: “I’ve done so and more Paul, fans were promised a review and I’ve continually requested this be shared, Club needs to address this ASAP.”

I would imagine this situation is a source of frustration for the SLO. Clearly, he wants to do the best for Celtic supporters.

The club though are continuing to take fans for granted.

They were very vocal in bigging up our record-breaking season ticket support last year, as well as phenomenal merchandise sales.

Celtic supporters in happier times / (ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Just months later they cower despite direct requests from one of our only links to the decision-makers at Celtic Park.

It’s not acceptable.

Something tells me they’ll find their voice when season ticket renewals are due.

In other news, Neil Lennon revisited his Ferencvaros rant yesterday.