It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a chance for the Scottish Government to reset relationships with Celtic after the First Minister grandstanded over the club in August and January last season. 10,000 socially distanced fans waving Scotland flags were permitted into Hampden a full month ago. In that time, Wembley’s attendances rose from 18,500 to 67,000, supported by higher levels of vaccination.
The tape measures have been out at Celtic Park; 18,000 people can attend while observing the 1m INDOOR socially distance requirement. As of my last visit 16 months ago, the stadium had no roof. From my seat in the back row of the North Stand, you experience birds flying high and a significant amount of fresh air meets your every breath. From that perspective, this stadium is one of the safest in the world, and far safer than any bar you may consider watching the Midtjylland game from on Tuesday.
But this is Ms £600k, so you might want to book into a pub instead. We will see if she offers Dom McKay an olive branch. You know how I feel.