Not The Celtic Way
This sites primary social media outlet is Twitter and as such I spend more time on there than any other social platform. Twitter is a great place to get the latest Celtic news and gossip often well ahead of the MSM. Unfortunately something nasty has been seeping through for a while now. Personal attacks and abuse.
This isn’t something new and it certainly did not just arrive with social media however over the past while I’ve witnessed more and more of this stuff sneaking in. It’s really unfortunate to say the least and for me it’s certainly not the Celtic way. In many ways it’s a form of bullying, the same petty and nasty bullying that should have been left behind in primary 3.
As a support there is no way on this Earth that we will all agree with or in some cases even like each other. What we should not be doing is carrying out petty vendettas or throwing abuse at fellow supporters over social media just because we don’t like them or their views.
In the real world Celtic supporters have a magnificent reputation, this has been well earned and we deserve that. The ‘cyberworld’ should not be any different. On the internet we should also lead by example. It’s pretty simple. If you don’t like someone or what they say just don’t follow them. Don’t hang about waiting to be offended or watch their comments just so you can jump in with some petty personal attack. I certainly don’t want to see stuff like that on my timelines. What I love to see are people with different points of view respectfully arguing their points.
The good lord knows we have enough idiots outside our support waiting to fabricate and spread lies about us. These peepil love nothing more that watching us turn on our own. Don’t give them the ammunition.
The Celtic online communities are second to none. Lets keep it that way, we’re better than your average bear.
Hail, Hail and by all means feel free to disagree.