“False intent” – Caitlin Hayes hammers Rangers for banning Celtic fans

Celtic FC Women star Caitlin Hayes this afternoon called out theRangers’ decision to ban over 700 Celtic supporters inside Ibrox after the 1-1 SWPL1 draw then this evening savaged the Ibrox club on social media by posting her views on the ban and she certainly doesn’t miss theRangers

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The Celtic defender stated: “Football without fans is nothing. Today women’s football in Scotland was let down. In a weekend where the Emirates was sold out (60,160) and the growth of the game took an applause, the same could not be said 401 miles away.

“You simply can’t advertise a fixture based upon the opportunity to see representation on a stage, with the false intent to grow the game, when the same opportunity isn’t there for the opposition.  Take colours away and you are denying opportunity for young girls, in particular, to see what they can be, if they dream that dream.

“That dream isn’t exclusive to the colours you wear but inclusive to all, just like the foundations women’s football was built upon.

“Whatever the circumstances may be; don’t host if you can’t accommodate, plan and fund accordingly. It’s the reputation of the game that gets damaged. A reputation that we are ALL collectively building.”

It may occur to many reading this that Caitlin, a Celtic FC Women player, has done more today to call out the disgraceful behaviour at the latest Ibrox club, than all the men on the Celtic PLC Board have done in over a decade.

Makes you wonder how the mainstream media will handle this statement? Oh and remind us never to get on the wrong side of Caitlin Hayes.



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