Today a 12-year-old was charged for shouting a racist abuse at December’s Celtic v Newco game in December. No normal human being celebrates the discovery of a 12-year-old shouting racist abuse. This is not how a functional person, football club or society works. The statement issued by Newco tonight sullies us all. We share the same soil with people who think like this; how pitiful.
It is regretful that a 12-year-old Celtic supporter has (allegedly) behaved in this manner, but it was a season ticket holder sitting nearby who reported him – for this, we can be pleased. That the act is so rare we report it, is a great thing. We should continue to act in the right manner if something similar happens again. Rise above those living in the gutter and continue to set standards as Celtic supporters.