There was a lot of worry in the Celtic fanbase that Police Scotland had deployed undercover officers in an operation at Celtic Park on Wednesday, during the 3-1 win over Hearts.
However, JP Taylor, Celtic’s Supporters Liaison Officer, has confirmed on Twitter that those pictured were not working with Police Scotland at the match, and were, in fact, working with Glasgow City Council in the Safety Advisory Group (SAG).
While their occupation may well be in the police, they were not at the match on behalf of Police Scotland, despite social media posts fearing that they were.
The safe standing section is required to be inspected three times a year by SAG, who can not make a decision on behalf of the council.
The Green Brigade have made their opinions clear on the policing of the North Curve very clear in recent matches, and have started highlighting the issue on the North Curve’s Twitter account.