On Monday it was announced Glasgow Celtic fans won footballing’s governing body FIFA’s Best Fans award following their Lisbon Lions display during the final game of last season.

The winning entry was designed to commemorate the heroics of the Hoops’ 1967 European Cup triumph over Inter Milan in the Portuguese capital on its 50th anniversary.

Without doubt the green, white, silver and gold-carded celebratory gesture was immensely impressive, however it’s somewhat baffling to see the same group of supporters, who just some 24 hours previously received their latest in a long line of sanctions from UEFA, be commended for their behaviour.

Now, some of those who had an issue the last time I spoke negatively about Celtic, claiming young defender Anthony Ralston’s immature actions during Paris Saint-Germain’s emphatic 5-0 Champions League victory at Parkhead in September towards Neymar were highly disrespectful, noticed I am indeed a Sunderland fan.

The assumption was made that my Black Cat eyes were still in place and the article was written in backlash to the goings-on that took place throughout Wearside both earlier in the day and on the pitch during the pre-season friendly between the two sides at the Stadium of Light earlier this year.

However, it is clear to see those “fans” that stole the headlines for all the wrong reasons are indeed not a true reflection of the Celtic Park masses, and it would be both ridiculous and narrow-minded to judge over 60,000 of the roaring Hoops faithful by a small selection of idiotic morons.

But one fact that is hard to gloss over is the fact the Bhoys supporters received the highly-coveted accolade a day removed from being slapped with an £8,900 fine by UEFA following a pitch invader’s actions towards PSG summer loan signing Kylian Mbappe.

Delving further deeper and realising this sanction was the fourth in the club’s name since the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign, and the 12th over the past six years, puts into perspective how utterly ludicrous it is by FIFA to praise the continuous offenders.

It could be said, in fact, that the dysfunctional, disorganised and alleged money-grabbing organisation have now encouraged a continuation of the violent, pro-IRA and anti-Semitic behaviour that has been seen both on and off the terraces surrounding Celtic.

Yes, the display was a touching tribute to a team of Hoops heroes, however the small pocket of moronic Bhoys supporters who continue to tarnish their club’s name will see this accolade as nothing but football’s highest courts condoning their disgusting actions.

20 COMMENTS

  1. What a load of rubbish. One drunk idiot running on to the pitch and a small few singing songs about joining the IRA can not take away from the multitude of fans worldwide that travel the globe following Celtic. Celtic fans singing along in the terraces with the Munich fans last week and on many other occasions seems unworthy for you to print. You’re a Sunderland fan, therefore likely English and can relate more to rangers and their vile sectarian hatred and conspiracy theory antics. Keep it up and Celtic might just stop sending your team our cast off’s. In Scotland Sunderland are known as the Celtic reserve team. So show some respect to your mother club.

  2. Joe am sure if a dig deep enough a could find some stories about the anderlect and dortmund fans being arseholes too but we’re no all as bitter as yersel so I’ll let you wallow in the fact that celtic fans are simply the best 😉 …the rest of u are all depressed 😂

  3. Does the NCTJ accredit people who do not know that ludicrousness is the standard noun and that luicrosity is an invention of the pompous striving to sound more intelligent than they are.

    Oh! Get back to me when English fans win an award for anything.

    Objective, my erchie!

  4. If Celtic fans express solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians, then they are anti-Semitic??
    More likely you are Islamophobic.

    ….accredited journalist? Now that’s “ludicrosity”.

  5. I don’t care about the rest of your petty, bitter, tiny-fish-in-a-big-money-league whining but if you are going to make an accusation like “anti-Semitic” you really have to justify it.

    So go ahead and explain yourself or be seen as the ignorant, clueless fool that I suspect you are.

  6. Deleted my comment have you bitter twisted gimp with an agenda to slander Celtic supporters? You are a lowlife with a tinpot qualification.

  7. Is this absolute cunt still ragin’

    Hilarious, coming from a no-mark Sunderland supporter, from a region where most folk have the IQ of a fucking fencepost.

    Life is too short to be reading stuff written by ill educated Geordies.

    Blocked from Newsnow Feed.

    Ludicrosity! My fucking sides.

  8. You might want to write about the significant amount of charity work the fans do around the world. My own club sent a load of equipment to the Philippines to help poor kids. Others are working in Africa in orphanages and still more are working in Thailand with Special Needs kids. In Glasgow there are lots of events including large food drives in and around the city. This is what makes our fans special, they come from a club which was born out of charity and continues our founders work to this day. People talk about the great atmospheres and various top players have attested to it (google it) and the wonderful TIFO displays but that is not what makes the fans different – it is our charity that makes us a club like no other.

  9. What an idiot this guy is to tarnish celtics name because of a few idiots. I’m Englishman btw and support Peterborough and I know that the vast majority of Celtic fans deserve this award. Every club has its idiots including Dortmund and Copenhagen.

  10. You might want to write about the significant amount of charity work the
    fans do around the world. My own club in WA sent a load of equipment to
    the Philippines to help poor kids play football. Others are working in
    Africa in orphanages and still more are working in Thailand with Special
    Needs kids. In Glasgow there are lots of events including large food
    drives in and around the city. This is what makes our fans special, they
    come from a club which was born out of charity and continues our
    founders work to this day. People talk about the great atmospheres and
    various top players have attested to it (google it) and the wonderful
    TIFO displays but that is not what makes the fans different – it is our
    charity that makes us a club like no other. Regarding the charge about
    anti semitism – that is absolutely false. Supporting the Palestinians (a
    semitic race) is not the same as being anti Jewish. As people who have
    faced oppression and bigotry and whose club was born out of it we show
    support for others in similar situations whether it be hunger strikers
    in Palestine, protestors in Barcelona or homosexuals in Scotland.

  11. While ever there is the sectarianism ingrained in certain elements of Scottish football the wider football family should not be giving their fan groups any credibility or promotional platform whatsoever.
    The ugly truth is that the rest of the world would prefer to wash its hands of any association with this outdated fan bigotry?

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