After Celtic fans gathered around Trongate to celebrate the league win on Saturday, first minister Humza Yousaf, took to the media to say, “Clubs can do more, should do more – organise those celebrations, be involved in those celebrations.
“Perhaps they can reflect on what they can do for future years.”
What he is referring to is a fanzone. An area with facilities, security, opening and closing times and a scheduled tidy-up process. They exist all over the world, cities across Europe have wallowed in celebration at some local success. In Glasgow, we are caught between an SNP council, which does not want to give an inch to Celtic, and an SNP first minister, who is happy to be critical of Celtic and Celtic fans, in an attempt to placate the other side of the city, even though he took no time to discover why there was no club organised event.
None of this is anti-Celtic, it is not personal, it is not prejudiced, it is just the result of inept politics and inept politicians. The city and the country would do better if the Celtic fans on Trongate were in charge of both.
Just remembered Frankfurt celebrating last May! That’s a city council that knows what it’s doing.