Celtic: Fans react as board request early winter break due to new crowd restrictions

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A collection of Celtic fans have reacted well after their board requested that the SPFL bring forward the scheduled winter break after hearing that new crowd restrictions will be imposed. 

Earlier in the week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that crowds at outdoor public events – such as football matches – will be limited to a maximum of 500 from Boxing Day for at least three weeks.

In response to the news, the Bhoys sent out a statement via their official website calling for the scheduled winter break to be moved forward to the present time, in hope that fans would then be able to attend matches that would be rescheduled for a new date later on in 2022.

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It said: “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.”

After the news was also shared on Twitter, many Celtic supporters were quick to weigh in with their thoughts on the matter.

Here’s what these Celtic fans said…

“Excellent from Celtic. This peak will be a short sharp shock (I think…).”
“Finally, some common sense.”
“Today could be the start of something beautiful it’s in the boards hands”
“This is the best way. Hope SPFL look at this seriously and other clubs want it too. We know Livi do, St Johnstone and St Mirren will probably be into it too.”
“This is literally the only good thing the Celtic board have ever done.”
“Good response to a difficult situation Glad that we are not just going behind closed doors again.”

This will affect a number of Celtic’s upcoming games over the festive period, including an Old Firm derby, so it is understandable that the club would comment on the situation.

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It’s interesting to see the fans are right behind the board and their statement, seeing eye-to-eye on the matter. Both will now have to wait and see what the SPFL decides to do.

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