Celtic fan group The Green Brigade has lashed out at the club unveiling another banner and a publicly released statement following a week-long standoff over the future of manager Neil Lennon and the direction of the club itself.
This is not the first time the Green Brigade have made a statement or put up a banner; when they did so in the middle of November, they faced a backlash – with many not keen on it.
This time, they have had a better response, especially following the defeats against Sparta Prague, Milan and, most importantly, Ross County in the League Cup.
I fully support this statement by the Green Brigade. It’s time for change at CP, this club belongs to Celtic supporters, the PLC must be removed.
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) December 4, 2020
Great Banner from the Green Brigade. But they missed one square. Former players backing Lennon attacking the fans. You Hartson Douglas Thompson Elliot the list is increasing. So I am not interested in your opinion Sutton.
— OhAhSamaras * (@ticbhoypaul) December 5, 2020
It’s just a matter of time before the fans have had enough (as in the people still backing Lennon) the green brigade banner was spot on yesterday. It’s gonna be interesting to see how they will react when 25-30 thousand tickets are sold next season if change doesn’t happen soon
— daniel hamilton (@danielhamilto16) December 5, 2020
Green Brigade might have sent a few daftys into meltdown. But how can you argue with a single word they said. They are 100% spot on.
— JT-? (@1888JT) December 4, 2020
Not all fans think the same, though:
The #GreenBrigade are a disgrace
— William Edmiston (@wullyedmiston) December 5, 2020
GB are entitled to their opinion and I am entitled to mines.
I want them removed from Celtic Park! You don’t speak for me and never will.
— NJ (@Blanketmen1) December 4, 2020
Celtic goes into this weekend’s game well behind their Ibrox rivals in the race for the Scottish title, and although they have two games in hand, a lot of fans clearly feel urgent change is needed.
As a consequence, many are fully behind the Green Brigade’s calls for reform at the club.
The Celtic board is under real pressure.
They may want to keep Lennon in place, but they should not assume that this is a situation that can be turned around.
One more bad result could see the pressure become unbearable.
The Green Brigade are a leading fan group; their opposition could represent a serious problem for the Celtic Park hierarchy.