The Bernard Higgins to Celtic story is one that has caused major friction between the Celtic fans and the board.
The expected controversial appointment has not gone down well with not just the Hoops fans, but football fans WORLDWIDE, as support against the employment of a senior Police official to a prominent role at the club gained serious momentum.
Higgins was the Police Chief that implemented the much maligned OBAF Act and whilst the act itself was there to try and eradicate sectarianism from Scottish football, it was it’s implementation and how it was used to target innocent football fans that enraged the football supporting community.
And as protests against the appointment gathered momentum, the planned silent protest against the board at tonight’s Europa League tie against Real Betis was scheduled to go ahead as prominent fan groups step up their efforts to have this appointment stopped.
Joint statement re Bernard Higgins and continued protests pic.twitter.com/GbdbyWXH28
— North Curve Celtic (@NCCeltic) December 8, 2021
A rumour was circulating last night on Twitter amongst the fans that Higgins is not going to take the role at Celtic and whilst nothing official has been released by the club, it was still enough to set the Hoops fan’s tongue’s wagging:
Lots of rumours on forums that Bernard Higgins to Celtic is in doubt but as always it’s only official when we confirm it.
— Glasgow is Green Podcast🟢⚪️ (@gigpod) December 8, 2021
More than one source saying Bernard Higgins will not be joining Celtic now.
Nothing from Celtic yet. If it’s the case, I expect some kind of white smoke soon.
Given the club have never officially commented on the appointment – Mail Sport or The Sun likely to do the talking. pic.twitter.com/CImaJ7FQE1
— Craig (@CraigCelt) December 8, 2021
Bernard Higgins mates now saying to people he will not be joining Celtic despite a contract been signed. Looks like the protests have worked. Both parties talkin to come to an agreement to get out of contract. He’s meant to be goin to work for UEFA
— andypingu1888 (@andypingu1888) December 8, 2021
Would keep your eyes peeled for the wonderful Daily Record exclusive at half 10 or that tonight, if we’re going to find out Bernard Higgins won’t be joining us it certainly won’t be broadcast directly by the club I’d guess
— Seán Markus Clifford (@seanmarkus_67) December 8, 2021
Thought you were on about snooker. 😂 Hope rumours are true ‘re Bernard Higgins thinking twice. 😀
— Celtic Symphony (@DM8883) December 8, 2021
To try and shed some light on the story, Vital Celtic contacted a fan media site that has that has close connections to the club and they replied, “I’ve heard this from a solid source 👍”
We will wait on this one with baited breath.