It’s the right of supporters to protest, but there must be a fine line for now anyway. Celtic in the cold light of day, aren’t out of the title race, in fact we are very much strong title contenders and we as a support have to do everything we can to make sure that there’s a title party in Paradise in May.
Talks of protests against the board by Celtic supporters have gathered pace on social media over the weekend. Whether it’s just all just talk or there is substance to it remains to be seen, but I certainly wouldn’t rule it out. As we know tensions have been simmering for quite some time now, and they have reached boiling point due to the clubs lack of investment in new players during the January transfer window.
Time will tell if those tensions boil over in form of a protest, what those protests will entail is anyone’s guess, but there has been rumblings of a merchandise boycott, season ticket boycotts, and a stadium walk out. While hitting the money men in the pocket to send them a message is a great idea, it’s the only language they understand after all, it will only harm the club in the long run. It won’t only affect our ability in the financial sense, it will cover the club in a huge cloud of negativity and do more harm than good.
The more sensible approach would be to show our feelings at the ground on match days. Banners inside and out declaring our feelings on how our club is run. Every single supporter should stand together to put the pressure on this board, let’s show them the huge numbers who oppose their presence at our club.
Walk outs, season ticket boycotts, and merchandise boycotts whatever it may be don’t help our club. It would just set us back. But we can show our disapproval in form of our voices and let them be heard loudly until they get the message.
The likes of Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell profess to be Celtic men, let’s put that to the test, because if they ignore the feelings of the supporters, the lifeblood of the club, then they ain’t Celtic men. If they continue to ignore the supporters, then we can start talking about wider boycotts.
Short term pain for long term gain will then be the only option that we’ll be left with but that is for after the title is won or heaven forbid, lost.
Just an Ordinary Bhoy