All hell broke loose this morning on Celtic twitter after an advertisement for a debt collection company appeared on a club tweet promoting an excellent article by Celtic View editor Paul Cuddihy about Celtic’s first ever Scottish Cup win on this day in 1892.
Quite understandably many supporters were annoyed that this type of advertiser was not in any way appropriate to be associated with Celtic FC and our club’s founding principles and as the backlash developed the club were quick to delete the tweet. A screenshot courtesy of the Celts Are Here site is shown below.
Anyway Celtic FC SLO John Paul Taylor had a busy morning dealing with this and after replying to numerous complaints – in which he confirmed that these ads are sold by a third party company and that the tweet had been deleted as soon as the problem was recognised – he posted an update as follows:
“For clarity on earlier tweet as part of follow up, been advised we have an excluded list of businesses of which this was one, tweet was removed as soon as it was highlighted, it was an error and won’t happen again,” JP advised.
For clarity on earlier tweet as part of follow up, been advised we have an excluded list of businesses of which this was one, tweet was removed as soon as it was highlighted, it was an error and won’t happen again
— Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) April 9, 2021
It wasn’t all bad news for the debt recover firm involved as someone rather helpfully posted them the creditors list of Rangers FC amounting to £140m. If they work on commission there’s a few bob to be made there collecting the money due from the same club, 55 title winning Rangers.