Celtic have this evening released a statement of club captain Scott Brown, reiterating the Scottish Government’s ‘stay at home’ message ahead of this weekends Glasgow Derby fixture at Parkhead.

In a statement released on the club’s official website, after both interim boss, John Kennedy and Scott Brown attended a meeting with National Clinical Director Jason Leitch which briefed them on the latest situation with Covid and the game at the weekend, a message was released from the Hoops star asking fans to stick to the regulations.

“It was very interesting to hear the latest update and the message was really loud and clear – that we are still in a very difficult situation and that while we have made some good progress, so many people are continuing to contract the virus, so many in hospital and, of course, tragically, people are still dying. So we need to do all we can to look after each other and protect ourselves and our families.

“We know it has been so difficult for our fans not being part of matches, but they have done brilliantly throughout the pandemic. Our supporters have been great in sticking to the guidelines, even after we have won the League and another Treble, so we just need more of the same.

“Our priority will always be the safety of our fans and that is all we want to ensure, so our message once again is enjoy our matches from home and keep you and your family safe.

“All the players can’t wait to have our fans back with us, but for now we send our sincere thanks and appreciation for helping us to meet this challenge and also for the great support we have had all season.”

In the last week or so, there has been countless messages and warnings sent by both clubs and many government officials, over fears that some supporters may turn up outside the ground and congregate.

There have been a few occasions where that has taken place this season, whether that be title celebrations or protests.

It is crucial, not only for the sake of football but for the sake of those worse affected by this pandemic, such as the NHS that we as fans stick to these rules and not put any more lives in danger.


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