The Affiliation of Registered Celtic Supporters have today released a short statement regarding the very concerning scenes that somewhat marred Sunday’s victory over our Glasgow Rivals.
The terrifying incident occurred before kick-off when thousands of Celtic fans were involved in a crush outside the north stand with some even climbing to higher ground to escape it.
The footage which has been shared on social media shows Celtic fans crammed in behind the stands with nowhere to go and not a police officer in sight.
On Sunday, straight after the game, the club released an ill-advised statement praising the work of Police Scotland before any facts were considered.
Since then there seems to be an agency by Police Scotland to absolve themselves of any blame in the matter leading many fans to criticise the current handling of the situation.
The Affiliation has been unanimous in asking for a completely independent investigation in what went wrong before Sunday’s game and who has to take the responsibility for five injured fans.
‘Representatives of all the main Celtic supporters organisations met tonight with representatives of the club to discuss the events of Sunday.
‘There was discussions on the kind of information that is needed in terms of working out what happened, why and what needs to be done to stop this from happening again.
‘All groups were united in calling for a full independent, robust and transparent review where all parties including fans will be heard and the appropriate lessons learned.’