I’ve had my say on the statement by the Celtic board and many bloggers reacted to it last night but what did Celtic supporters make of it? Would any agree with the boards backing of the manager? Would they even agree that the board know the importance of this season? Do they believe that the board genuinely know what direction they are going?
Celtic twitter reacted last night to the official club tweet and the vote was unanimous. But lets start with my friends at The Celtic Blog, who summed up the statement perfectly:
Delusional garbage, an insult to every supporter, full of fantastical nonsense, outright lies and magical thinking to a fare thee well. This board of directors are not only at odds with the views of the the support, they are completely out of touch with reality. An absolute joke.
— TheCelticBlog (@CelticBlog2018) December 7, 2020
Your contempt for fans is simply deplorable. You are an embarrasment to the club. He clearly has demonstrated that he isn't the best man to help Celtic win trophies. 2 in 12 is garbage. If this is the best you can do then you shouldn't be here, you aren't fit to run the club.
— Ezio (@4La_Volpe) December 7, 2020
What they mean is “The league has gone and we don’t have a replacement so we will do bugger all”.
— Marcus Barry 🌹 (@marcbarry) December 7, 2020
Thank you for at least communicating with us. This however reminds me of a group of men who are so detached from reality that they can't see what is before them. The only thing missing from this statement was 'is there anything to be said for saying another mass" HH
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) December 8, 2020
Blind loyalty is going to cost Celtic a massive opportunity to make history
Appointing Lennon was a big mistake as he couldn’t get Hibs playing and the players didn’t like him due to his attitude
Loyal as a player but not a manager
— ian@Sunshine on Leith (@iannic70) December 8, 2020
So keeping a tactically inept dinosaur of a manager who regardless of any statement doesn’t have support of the players . Anyone can see they think he is incompetent except a board who is alienating fans so fast they won’t need to open top tier next season.
— steven (@Beaumontbhoy) December 7, 2020
UNBELIEVABLE. If this board refuse to understand supporters then they need to understand us financially. A total financial boycott of the club is required until this board, structure and management team are gone. No season book renewals, tickets,merchandise purchases until then.
— Gary (@GaryOliver87) December 7, 2020
So it is absolutely clear. The Celtic fans currently feel there is a clear disconnect between themselves and the powers that be at the club and it is difficult to see how this can be repaired.
Celtic fans want to see change and when the situation gets the level of demonstrations, then the managers position becomes untenable. No amount of statements, backings or press releases is going to change the mind of the Celtic supporters.
I remember a simpler time when results used to be what managers stood or fell by and it seems that in this case that is not to be. So what will it take for the Celtic fans to be listened to? Continued demonstrations? Probably not. More statements from the Green Brigade? Definitely not. Or will it be that when the season book renewal notice comes out at the end of the season, the supporters ignore it and vote with their wallets? Money tend’s to be the only language a board understands and may be the only tongue that the fans can speak in………..