What bizarre lunatic fantasies those idiots across town come up with. The latest is a beauty; that we are somehow “conflicted” or “broken” or “embarrassed” or whichever word you care to come up with because the Republic Of Ireland football kit will henceforth be made by Castore.
I bet few of you knew that. I bet even fewer of you care.
Hey, we’re not the club which airbrushes the colour out of the badge of our opponents when promoting a game. We’re not the club which pathetically refers to its biggest rival as “the other lot.”
Do they really believe that a single Celtic supporter or Ireland fan will lie awake tonight in a state over this?
These things don’t matter to us a damn.
They are the obsession of tiny minds.
They are the stuff that people think about when they don’t have success to look forward to, people clutching at any straw they can to convince them that the rest of the world is as miserable as they are.
“(Ibrox) retailers Castore have struck a landmark deal with the Republic of Ireland national teams – and left Celtic fans in something of a kit dilemma,” one post, gushing with excitement, reads.
But really? I mean if we wanted to trace where the money goes for every one they sell we would almost certainly find a trail leading to Shirebrook … but not Ibrox.
You’d think they were going to make a fortune themselves read this drivel.
And yes, Celtic fans have slagged Castore for many reasons, with everything from the dire quality of some of their products to the way they fleece the fans over there for every penny they can get.
When I did a spoof piece recently about them releasing a “Runners Up kit” a lot of people thought that it was real; that’s how much a using they give that support.
None of those things will change. Celtic fans who want to own Irish kit will have the same choice the Ibrox fans do; to buy it or not. To spend their money on it or not.
It’s not as if this is Celtic merchandise; I doubt any but the most hard-core will even bother.
Ibrox fan sites are writing about this stuff with glee, with them even boasting of how big Castore has gotten without twigging that it was built on their backs.
They are ecstatic over the fact that the company is heading for a new round of fund raising and hoping to bring in £100 million towards what they claim will be a £1 billion valuation.
It sounds like nonsense to me, but even if it isn’t … are they getting a percentage?
No, they aren’t.
What’s Adidas worth? £26 billion isn’t it? I had to look that up.
We don’t get a cut of that, so why should we care?
So Castore is reaching for the sky.
Great! Good for them!
Mike Ashley will be so pleased.