Celtic’s statement yesterday (available on Phil Mac Giolla Bhain’s site) covered a lot of ground. It explained the environment the club operates in, its policies and strategy, gave historical context of their objections to the Offensive Behaviour Bill and on-going opposition to the Act. In short:
Where we are
How we arrived here
What we’re doing about it
Most importantly of all, the club again advertised the Supporters Complaints Review Panel, populated by Celtic fans to investigate and review complaints by fans. The importance of this structure has yet to be fully understood but it is the most significant development in supporter relations since Brother Walfrid said, ‘How you do fancy starting a football club?’
I spoke to three prominent supporters yesterday about the schisms among us, all of us were so dispirited. Fortunately, our good friend Jeanette cheered me up this morning and assured me we are pretty much on the one road (my words and not a cue for a song).
And it was Jeanette Findlay, not Krankie, before you ask.
The football will be back soon, hang on in there.
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