Celtic should stand up for smaller clubs

With everything that is being going on for the past few months finally coming to the boil we have now had confirmation of smaller clubs outside the SPL being bullied,threatened and lied to by the SFA and the SPL.
The man who has had the guts to speak out publicly is Raith Rovers director Turnbull Hutton . In an interview given to STV he told the media and Scottish football fans the truth.
“It is not an SFL issue. We’ve been lumbered with this. There are rules we feel they should be followed. They [newco Rangers] should apply for the Third Division.
“[We are being] bullied, railroaded and lied to. We are being lied to by the Scottish FA and the SPL. We are being threatened and bullied. It is not football as I know it.
It was a ridiculous document which came out last week whereby the threat was there that if you don’t vote for an acceptance into the First Division, a breakaway SPL2 will come along and those who didn’t vote wouldn’t be invited.
“What kind of game are we running here? It is corrupt.”
Celtic FC have until now been silent on the current goings on but now we are the biggest most powerful club in the land we should be stepping in and giving support to these smaller clubs. Celtic should make a strong statement that they will not accept clubs in the lower divisions especially division one to be bullied into accepting a company with no history of playing in any football league in the world never mind Scotland being dropped into their league or give any backing whatsoever to rushing in an SPL 2 just to accommodate the SPL, SFA and SEVCO. That is unless Celtic are party to these proposals. I certainly hope that is not the case.
Celtic have acted in helping smaller clubs in the past when in 1964 Rangers thought it would be a good idea to boot five clubs out the lower division to change the league structure. Surely Celtic must take the lead in defending the smaller clubs now especially as they are being threatened ,bullied and lied to by the football authorities.
If the bullies are allowed to win then Scottish football will be fractured for years to come. There will be a lot of bitterness and disgust shown to those clubs who rail road these half backed rule breaking changes.
Like most Scottish fans I don’t want to see anyone threatened or bullied but in cases like this other clubs,the SFA, SPL and the SFL’ s Mr Longmuir should be reminded that Celtic FC have a huge fan base who spend a lot of money and attract a lot of revenue into the game and Celtic should use that pressure to make sure the smaller clubs are protected and any corrupters of the game are not allowed to win.
Tomorrow Sevco will be told they do not have a place in the SPL. The rules are there  and they are simple. They must apply for membership of the SFL and a place in division 3. Anything else is nothing short of corruption.
As an add on after a twitter convo I do appreciate that a lot of these smaller clubs have been rather nasty in their vocal abuse in the past. I’m not asking Celtic fans to forget that. All I’m asking is that we put that to one side for a week or two to make sure corruption does not win.

Comments

  1. Yes some have been nasty vocally in the past, but let us rise above that and show that we are not just the biggest club in Scotland but also the best, in every sense of the word.

  2. Yes some have been nasty vocally in the past, but let us rise above that and show that we are not just the biggest club in Scotland but also the best, in every sense of the word.

  3. Totally agree with you, it’s hard for anybody to be too loud in their condemnation of Sevco when we, the biggest club in the land, stay silent.
    We the fans and the other clubs now noe longer just deserve but need to know just how empowered we can really be to smash this corruption once and for all.
    Nows the time, or else it’ll be too late…I and many others will be lost forever!

  4. Totally agree with you, it’s hard for anybody to be too loud in their condemnation of Sevco when we, the biggest club in the land, stay silent.
    We the fans and the other clubs now noe longer just deserve but need to know just how empowered we can really be to smash this corruption once and for all.
    Nows the time, or else it’ll be too late…I and many others will be lost forever!

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