Alison McConnell thinks that Celtic should reach out across the city and offer them tickets for the game at Parkhead in January. Apparently, we should aim for the moral high ground.
What a ridiculous argument.
What good is the moral high ground to us? Who are we trying to impress?
The media? Who have blamed us for this right from the start?
Is McConnell truly trying to say that we’d get credit for having done it? No-one believes that.
Will we win it at the SPFL, who could have interceded in this debate ages ago and chose to leave it up to the clubs themselves?
What do we get for being morally upstanding as far as they are concerned? A medal?
Absolutely SFA, that’s what we’ll get.
The moral high ground won’t do us any good in future negotiations with the club across the city either.
Because they don’t have the same morality as we do. They will exploit any effort we make at basic fairness. They see negotiation as weakness, and they will see a backtrack on this as proof that our club doesn’t have the bottle for the battle.
Celtic fans know what the club is up against, and so none of us will welcome a victory if it manifests itself in some ephemeral, worthless piece of real estate. We want them deprived of tickets for the coming game.
We would rather they were never allowed back in Celtic Park again, but we understand the reality of these things in normal times.
So no credit from the media, no honours from the governing bodies, no respect from the club who caused all this and nothing but aggro from the fans; all this so we can say “well we did the right thing.”
God, where do we sign up for a deal like that?
Nowhere. This suggestion was stupid the first time some dumb hack tried to make it and it’s stupid now. Celtic has to see this thing through, and push it as far as we can. Notice that nobody ever suggests that the other lot do something for the moral high ground.
Christ, you could laugh your way into a hernia at the very idea of it.