While Celtic slugged it out to a very late 1-0 win at Dens Park yesterday there was a story unfolding off the pitch.
We saw the footage of a steward physically removing a tricolour from the stands as well as the aftermath that brought. Ejecting fans for asking why their tri-colour was ripped down instead of them asking to remove it for whatever reason they claim.
Police today in Dundee were a disgrace. Assaulting fans, shouting abuse, denying entry for standard banners and then, on St Patrick’s Day no less, removing an Irish tricolour from a fan and ejecting them. The recent hysteria has fuelled this madness and could have caused a riot. pic.twitter.com/SuZtI5vTOM
— FAC (@FACKilltheBill) March 17, 2019
It was another day in the life of a Celtic away supporter. Treated with complete and utter contempt by anyone wearing a high-visibility jacket.
I know a lot of these bhoys travel week in and week out to watch Celtic and mean absolutely no harm to anybody. They want to support their team and make some noise.
Having been to more away games this season than ever before (didn’t make it yesterday) the contempt shown by authorities towards myself and other law-abiding Celtic fans is very troublesome.
The mindset seems to be you’re a potential thug if you’re walking up to a football game with your Celtic scarf on. The way the authorities act creates distrust and ill-feeling between both parties.
Celtic Supporter Liasion Officer John Paul has asked for anyone at the game yesterday with information or footage to get in touch.
I'd be interested to get some feedback on the management of fans at away games this season, equally happy to provide details on the match planning process and our role on match day at away grounds, email@example.com or happy to meet to discuss pic.twitter.com/dJRRXpK0Jg
— Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) March 18, 2019