What a game that was last night!
Celtic hosting and at times outplaying Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League.
The 3-3 draw with last years EPL runners-up was as exciting as it was unexpected.
I think it’s fair to say that most fans were expecting a defeat and will be happy with the result.
It’s the group of death, were Barcelona and Man City are expected to take first and second and Celtic are expected to fight for third place with Borrusia Monchengladbagh.
Comparing Celtic’s and Borrusias results against Barcelona, 7-1 and 2-1 defeats respectively, probability is that Celtic will finish bottom of the group and exit all European competitions before Christmas.
But at Celtic Park anything can happen.
Yesterday Celtic were fined 10,000 Euros by UEFA for the display of “illicit” banners. The display largely from the Green Brigade fans group.
Ten grand out whilst earning a 500 grand payment for the draw against Man City.
Some might say what was the point of the fine?
But like playing the game itself there are rules and they need to be enforced.
I think the club was lucky that the fine was so low, but the point being we wouldn’t have been fined at all if the Green Brigade had kept their political agenda to themselves.
Yes the Green Brigade did campaign for various Palestinian charities, admirably raising 170k and the visibility of the plight of the Palestine people.
I agree with their stance, I contributed to their fund.
But will they pay the fine which they brought to the club.
No .. didn’t think so.
Seems to me that the Green Brigade are using the club as a vehicle to serve their attention seeking political agenda whilst taking absolutely no responsibility for their actions.
If they weren’t, they would have organised their campaign, raised their funds but left the politics and flags outside the stadium.