Celtic has publicly responded to todays announcement in the Scottish Parliament by confirming that it has requested the winter break to be brought forward to cover the fixtures that the game is due to lose due to the new restrictions.
All we ever ask of our club is that it does right by us, that it protects its interests and those of the wider game, as well as looking out for the good of society. The club has now done so, and made its position clear in a public way.
Now we wait on the governing bodies to see if they do the right thing and act appropriately. Our club realises that this will create pressures on the fixture list, but simply put we have no choice in the matter because of the enormous impact this will have on us all.
If this goes through the Christmas Eve fixture will be our last until January. That is not an ideal scenario, but there are worse ones. We are trying to avoid those where possible.
The statement is brief and to the point; “Everyone at Celtic recognises the difficulties presented to society by the current pandemic and the health and safety of all must always be our priority.
“In light of today’s announcement regarding supporters attending matches, Celtic can confirm that it has today requested that the SPFL bring forward the scheduled winter break and reschedule the fixtures affected by the regulations announced.
“The game owes it to supporters to explore all opportunities to maximise the prospect of all supporters being able to attend matches and support the game they love.”
Well done to our club for taking the appropriate action and not only making this request but putting that request into the public domain. This is how things should be done.