Celtic force apology from The Herald, Shamrock’s Nail-on-Head

The Herald newspaper have been forced to apologise for an inaccurate and highly misrepresentative article about the club’s decision to furlough some non-playing staff. The club announced last week that non-playing staff would be paid 100% of their wage, with 80% through the Government job retention scheme.

However, the Herald Scotland reported that the club would be cutting the wages of non-playing staff. Which was entirely false.

“On our front page promotion for a column on Saturday, we stated ‘Celtic cutting non-playing staff’s money shows how far football has lost its soul’.

“We are happy to clarify that Celtic have not cut any non-playing staff’s money. All staff on the Government’s job retention scheme are having their salaries paid in full by Celtic. We apologise to Celtic for our error.”

Despite Celtic publishing news of the apology of the official Celtic FC website, the newspaper are yet to release their own apology on their website. Videocelts have noted this fact earlier this afternoon and we are now all watching and waiting.

Meanwhile The Shamrock Magazine hit the nail on the head with this brilliant tweet, which read, “Idea for a new Herald piece: how forcing an apology from a newspaper undermines press freedom and makes me ashamed, yet again, to be a Celtic fan. Fee: £2k” – absolutely outstanding!

Celtic were clearly unhappy at this article and this morning took swift action to force the newspaper into an apology. Now let’s see THEM publish it. Well done Celtic!

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He plans to be at every game until we get to the Ten ourselves. He's in his Honours Year studying Law and plans to specialise in Sports Law when he graduates. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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