I know people who helped put the Scottish Government in place, that today are angry at Celtic for abiding by the same Government’s legislation to require a passport from fans attending games until further notice. As with the smoking ban and the alcohol ban before that, a licence to open the stadium is conditional on adherence to the law. If you think the Scottish Government would make an exception for Celtic, you have not been paying attention. They would close Celtic Park in a heartbeat. Still, saltire flags, and all that.
Newco fans were arrested last month for signing the racist ‘famine song’, with its abhorrent “go home’ message to an immigrant community. Yesterday, Newco release a commercial video to the tune of this song.
I don’t know how the financial situation there is that aligning with the base in this manner in order to sell jerseys is considered acceptable. Whatever the justification, it is a desperate look, reminiscent of the heady days of October 2011, when we trailed Craig Whyte’s Oldco in the table, with some of us waiting for what seemed inevitable. Some of us are again waiting on the inevitable.