Nir Bitton, like Celtic supporters, is allowed his opinion, but it doesn’t make him right or the Green Brigade wrong…
Nir Bitton caused a bit of a stir with the Celtic support following yesterday’s game with Kilmarnock. The former Hoops utility player took to instagram to voice his opinion on the situation in his home nation by lambasting the the Green Brigade on their banners at yesterday’s match supporting the plight of Palestine.
Without going into the current situation over in the Middle East, as we all know what’s currently going on and everyone is currently giving their two cents worth.
Nir is of course an Israeli and knows more about his country than us outsiders. So he is fully entitled to his opinion just as the Green Brigade are also entitled to theirs, but he crossed the line big time in having a go at these Celtic supporters.
We do know enough about the current state of affairs in the Middle East to be able to voice an opinion and Nir should understand that. He is of course back home in Israel and being subjected to a very subjective and partial media in his nation which obviously hammers home that Israeli stance and ignores the plight of the Palestinians.
By fully venting his fury at supporters of the club who used to pay his wages, he’s made himself very unpopular indeed. He played for Celtic for nigh on ten years and knows what the supporters are about, it’s not new to him. And he never said anything during his time at the club. He really should know better.
His former team mate and countryman, current Celtic player Liel Abada showed his support for his nation without having a go the Celtic supporters. Maybe Nir should have shown the same restraint? His intervention is hardly likely to change the views of the Green Brigade whose support for the Palestinian cause was pretty much always there during his entire Celtic career lasting nine years.
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Meanwhile here’s Matt Corr talking about his latest Celtic Star book on The Celtic Exchange Podcast…
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The Celtic Star presents a night with John Hartson and Stephen McManus at the Kerrydale on Thursday 19 October…
There’s no Celtic action for a few weeks due the latest international break, but you can still come along to Celtic Park on Thursday 19 October – on the anniversary of Hampden in the Sun, Celtic 7 Rangers 1…to join The Celtic Star team live in the Kerrydale with special guests John Hartson and Stephen McManus as we launch Matt Corr’s new book ‘Majic, Stan and the King of Japan’ which tells the story of Gordon Strachan’s first season at Celtic and we’ll have the trophies Celtic won that season there too!
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Join The Celtic Star at the Kerrydale on Thursday 19 October when we celebrate the launch of Matt Corr’s new book Majic, Stan and the King of Japan which tells the story of Gordon Strachan’s first season as Celtic manager. We’ll have the trophies that the Celtic team won that season plus well delighted welcome our special guests John Hartson and Stephen McManus, both stars of that Celtic team.
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