There is probably a section in every stadium in world football which exists solely to be loud. You see it everywhere, from Anfield to the Amsterdam Arena.
As grounds became all-seater venues the onus on those sections has only grown.
But most fans of a certain vintage – and I include myself in that – remember that even in the days before seating we had those parts of the ground; at Celtic Park of course it was the famous Jungle which could be relied upon to provide the noise and colour.
As much as I love the singing sections at Celtic Park, I always feel that the atmosphere they generate removes the onus on a lot of the rest of us to do the same.
I’ve been at games where the Green Brigade was not present and where the soft buzz around me was such that I could have broken out my Kindle and concentrated on it without difficulty.
And fans like me have no business blaming the Green Brigade for that, or the club either for that matter.
The game earlier in the season where the standing section was essentially on strike for the early part of the game saw a lot of fire directed at the fans in it, but I thought that was pretty weak especially as there were tens of thousands of others inside the ground.
It should not be down to one section of the stadium to make all the noise in the ground.
Even when the Jungle was at its most vocal it was not the only part of Celtic Park capable of turning up the heat on an opposing team.
There are those who think that the Green Brigade have too high an opinion of themselves, yet these are invariably the same people who bemoan their absence as “selfishness” because the ground isn’t bouncing the way it should be.
It’s time the rest of Celtic Park got rocking too, and I count myself amongst those who will have to up his game.