Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has been sent a firm message by a supporters’ group on the back of his ‘parody-like’ apology video.
Green Brigade respond
But after pictures emerged of the players lounging around, 13 players were forced to self-isolate and injured defender Christopher Jullien tested positive, Lawwell said sorry but quickly disapproved of the media coverage, adding that the virus has played a detrimental part of their mediocre season.
North Curve (via @NCCeltic) posted a lengthy statement along with banners featuring Lawwell, describing the club’s justifications as “parody-like” and stating that he should resign with immediate effect.
Green Brigade banner and statement pic.twitter.com/RLm0N5epmP
— North Curve Celtic (@NCCeltic) January 15, 2021
This is not the first appeal that the fan group have made. Protests began to rise above the water at the end of November, shortly after their second 4-1 to Sparta Prague and have continued ever since.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
If Lawwell didn’t already feel like there was pressure on him, he certainly will now. Celtic’s conduct over the past few weeks has rightly made the fans feel aggrieved about the way the club has been run.
There seems to be a lack of understanding from the 61-year-old that making the fans feel united with the club is the wrong thing to do – considering it was Celtic themselves that are to blame for the position they are in.
With reports suggesting that transfer guru Nick Hammond’s position is under threat, it will be interesting to see if Lawwell will follow him out of Celtic Park.
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