Speaking recently on The Celtic Huddle Podcast, former Celtic player Murdo Macleod slammed a section of the protesting Celtic fans for their ‘horrendous’ actions.
Following an incredibly poor run of results, which saw Celtic win just two out of 12 consecutive fixtures, pressure has been mounting on both Neil Lennon and the Celtic board, as fans were left distraught by the club’s dismal performances in the Europa League, the Scottish League Cup, as well as the fact the side trail their Old Firm rivals by a significant margin in the Scottish Premiership table – leading to protests outside Parkhead, with fans calling for Lennon and the Celtic board to be sacked.
However, on a recent episode of The Celtic Huddle Podcast, Macleod criticised sections of the Celtic fan base for their aggressive protestations, stating that they had to come to an end.
He said: “I think the key point is what’s happened on the pitch last week – two victories. Because I think that’s taken all the pressure off. I think that the board will be delighted [with] the Lille result, the Kilmarnock result, but more importantly, the change of the team, the changes in the team. I think that it’s a big, big thing.
“So many of the fans were getting so angry. It was mental, it went through a horrendous stage of what the supporters were doing at Celtic Park and that can’t happen again.”
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TIF Thoughts on Murdo Macleod’s comments regarding the protests of the Celtic fans…
Considering the fact that, should Celtic win the league this season, it would be a historic 10th consecutive Scottish Premiership title in a row, it is perhaps understandable that many of the club’s fanbase were left so enraged by the Bhoys’ dire performances on the pitch.
However, we have to agree with Macleod in that the sections of fans protesting who were being aggressive in their demonstrations are certainly going the right way about getting their message across, and this type of protesting should indeed come to a halt as quickly as possible.