There’s been some strong feelings voiced about a group of fans boycotting Celtic Park for 2 matches.
One thing is certain, the club need to let us know where they stand in all of this.
Some fans are for the boycott, some are against it; but it seems that one thing most of us are agreed on is that this apparent organised harassment of a group of football fans is unnecessary and may infact serve as a catalyst to provoke a reaction that actually warrants the, no doubt, considerable volume of tax payer’s money required to sustain this level of attention. Is there an effort to justify police funding and validate the Offensive Behavior Bill which has, according to recent release of statistics, thus far failed to show results?
Cool heads are required at this stage.
That said, I believe it is now time for measured action.
The question now is:
Who do we target to make our points heard: The club? The authorities? Politicians?
What is the most effective way to get our point across? Is it a large-scale, peaceful demo? Is it a petition to remove the fan targeting legislation so hurriedly rushed through? Is it wider-spread boycotts to put pressure on the club?
What will give us maximum exposure in the media, and more importantly, help us to put a stop to the demonization of football fans?
Or do we just ignore it and hope it goes away?
Whatever action(s) decided, if any, it must be organised, measured and have the backing of the majority of fans.
The point of this blog post is to start a discussion as to what we, as football supporters should do next.
After all, whether it be beating Barcelona or standing up for the minority, we’re all in this together….