After the Green Brigade’s annual charity Foodbank drive was targeted by jobsworth police and traffic wardens, Celtic have confirmed they have contacted Glasgow City Council.
GCC will NOT, I repeat NOT rescind the fines needlessly handed out to vans sitting outside Celtic Park waiting to take donations to local food banks.
It’s deplorable, shameful and I believe another attempt to harass well meaning Celtic fans.
Club has been in contact with GCC, the fines cannot be rescinded so the Club will be in touch with each of the Foodbanks to ensure they are reimbursed. London Rd being an emergency route appears to be the issue, it was avoidable but we will ensure it doesn't happen again
— Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) November 30, 2021
Imagine this happening away from a football ground, there’s absolutely no way the police would have fined charity workers. What’s more, if this was any other organisation other than football fans, we’d see rallying cries from the government for common sense to prevail. We’ve not had anything by the way.
The SNPs contempt for football fans continues to be a massive issue for them. They roll out Baccara when Scotland are playing, but when it comes to domestic football fans, there’s a lot of contempt there.
Celtic confirmed they have contacted the affected food banks and make sure they are reimbursed, which is something.