Exclusive: The Celtic Star can confirm that Green Brigade have not been banned by Celtic

A prominent social media account today claimed that the Green Brigade have had their season tickets cancelled and are now effectively banned from Celtic Park, together with now having no access to away tickets for forthcoming away matches against Hearts and Hibs in the Scottish Premiership.

While we are unsure where the poster got this information from, The Celtic Star can confirm this evening that after speaking to a senior source at Celtic Park, this is NOT the case and the Green Brigade’s tickets have NOT been cancelled and barring any unforeseen circumstances they will be in their usual North Curve section for the game against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday evening.

Anyone who has followed our reporting on stories in and around Celtic will know that they have been 100% accurate.

We reported recently on Celtic’s revelation that theRangers had accepted that the away section at Ibrox was unsafe after numerous incidents of Celtic supporters being hit by missiles thrown from their home support. We told you that theRangers planned to install nets – essentially to keep the animals outside of the cage – but were unable to do so in time for the match at the start of September, which Celtic (reserves) won thanks to a brilliant strike from Kyogo.

That was the reason Celtic refused tickets for that game. They were aware that the hosts themselves deemed their away section to be unsafe and Celtic could not sell tickets to our supporters in those circumstances/

The day after The Celtic Star reported on this story, the Scottish Sun published it as their own exclusive. Go figure!

So essentially the story that The Green Brigade is banned is NOT correct and that’s from the horse’s mouth.

MAJIC, STAN AND THE KING OF JAPAN IS OUT NOW!

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

9 Comments

  1. I was elated when i found out that the Green Brigade had their season tickets removed and stopped from buying tickets for away games effectivly banning them from Celtic Park. That was until I found out it wasnt true and it was just a rotten twisted joke, I thought Celtic had come to their senses and got rid of the lot of them, but no.

  2. Martin Blackshaw on

    Very disappointed to find out that this was a cruel joke. I thought the Celtic Board had at last come to its senses. It’s only a matter of time though, since the Red Brigade are getting bolder by the day and will surely do something that will bring the curtain down on its infiltration of the Caltic fanbase. My only concern is that too much damage will be done to Celtic’s international standing by that time.

    • Thomas Davidson on

      The Greeǹ Brigade should have no place at Celtic Park. Others go to support the team: but cheering Celtic on is not the Green Brigade’s main motivation – rather, they attend in support of a political agenda that does not have the backing of the vast majority of fans and which has brought the club into regular difficulties with UEFA. I would be delighted if the Celtic plc board bans the Green Brigade permanently.

  3. They should be. Let them take their political protests away from Celtic Park to a location where it is not causing intimidation.
    Their very existence in Paradise is contradictory to everything they are protesting!
    They are only causing intimidation while also dragging the name of our club through the mud in the process, and they can try justifying it all day long, but they are wrong, they know they are wrong, and 90% of the fans in Celtic Park next week will know they are wrong. We want Celtic fans inside the ground next week during our Champions League game, not a group of political protesters who are very short on the facts and real details and historic details of their protests!
    They should not be allowed anywhere near Paradise, next week or any other.

  4. Thomas Davidson on

    The Greeǹ Brigade should have no place at Celtic Park. Others go to support the team: but cheering Celtic on is not the Green Brigade’s main motivation – rather, they attend in support of a political agenda that does not have the backing of the vast majority of fans and which has brought the club into regular difficulties with UEFA. I would be delighted if the Celtic plc board bans the Green Brigade permanently.

  5. That’s a shame. Bunch of self-righteous virtue signallers that undermine all the good they do by politicising everything they come across and then preach about the history of Celtic to those that disagree with them.

  6. Martin Blackshaw on

    It would be great if the vast majority of Celtic fans could hold up banners protesting the Green Brigade – that would certainly get the message across loud and clear. They showed that they are not true Cletic fans when they snubbed James Forrest’s testimonial. They are Marxist agitators whose aim is to politicise football and rob it of its neutral status. Most people are stressed out all week and look forward to attending games to relax and enjoy themselves (assuming the team wins), they do not want this political agitation and dangerous pyrotechnics ruining their experience, especially if they have kids with them. It’s high time this Marxist Red Brigade was shown the red card!