As every Celtic fans knows, the club was founded by Brother Walfrid to raise money for charitable work for the poor in the East End of Glasgow.
That is major part of what makes the Hoops more than a football club. Now, with Scottish football in a crisis which doesn’t look like it will be ending any time soon, Celtic have a chance to return to their charitable roots.
It was recently reported by the Courier that a Raith Rovers director has set up a just giving page to try to raise £25,000 to see the Division One side through to the end of the season.
Currently, the campaign has reached almost half of the required target.
Hoops could ensure that target is met
However, Celtic could donate the rest of the amount required to ensure that the target is met. It would be a good solidarity gesture from the club to the rest of Scottish football.
Now, that might lead to other clubs asking Celtic for a hand-out. However, that is not going to happen. The Hoops should explain that it is only a one-off gesture, to see the club through to the end of the season.
Some Celtic fans might not be in favour of the move, but it would be a good gesture at a very difficult time for Scottish football.
Could encourage more clubs to do the right thing
Perhaps it would encourage more clubs – if possible – help teams lower down the league system deal with the problems they are set to have in the coming weeks and months.
Celtic have been relatively quiet since football took its enforced break. However, this would be a good way to break the silence.
It remains to be seen if Celtic do decide to support clubs in Scottish football that could struggle, but if it is a worthwhile cause then the club should look to help out others less fortunate.