Statement On The Green Brigade and Support
Fellow Celtic supporters. Events have occurred over the past two years that have caused division within our support, both within the support itself and between the support and the custodians of our club. Although I’m not in the best of health at the moment I felt that as a representative of one of the larger fan sites, and a site which was set up to try and encourage fans/ sites to work together, that I had to say something about the ongoing issues that are beginning to tear us apart.
First a confession. This post has nothing to do with the GB however I wanted as many people as possible to read it, therefore I’ve employed a MSM trick of putting out a headline that has nothing to do with the article but will grab people’s attention.
Some of the things I have read on social media over the past while has been nothing less than shocking and in fact embarrassing to us as a collective support. Calling fellow fans ‘panty wetter’s’, ‘soup takers’, ‘c*nts’ and ‘selfish’ is appalling and HAS TO STOP! A support as big, diverse and passionate as ours are always going to have different opinions however It’s time we all realised that everyone’s opinion is valid. Some fans think bringing politics into the ground is important while others don’t. Some want to sing and dance for 90 minutes, some don’t. Some want a living wage paid by the club and some don’t. Frankly I could make a list as long as my arm but I hope those example give you the gist.
I’m not naive, there is no utopian solution to these differences at the end of some rainbow but we can reach a consensus, but only if we stop abusing each other and instead start to properly and respectively debate these issues. All I would ask is that we drop the name calling and the abuse, that only leads to division. That we all try to keep an open mind especially when we are short of facts and that we try to find a way through this so we can concentrate on what we should be doing. Supporting the team on the park.
I should be back at the start of January to deliver more rubbish observations, so until then I wish you and your families all the best for the festive season and I hope you all have a fantastic New Year.
PS. Thanks to everyone who donated to our Movember appeal. We have raised £315.