Celtic and Ronny Deila hit out at fans ‘not welcome at club’


Celtic have hit out at a handful of Celtic supporters who disrespected the minute silence before the club’s 4-1 win over Ross County on Remembrance Sunday.

The Scottish champions stretched their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to six points with their victory over Ross County in Dingwall, but it was overshadowed by fans who chanted Irish rebel songs throughout the minutes silence.

After the match Deila criticised the minority of Celtic fans who failed to observe the minute’s silence, embarrassing the club once again – who regularly donate £10,000 each year to Poppy Scotland – Deila said: “I am disappointed with it. It’s something the club may say something about but, personally, it’s disappointing.

“I am surprised. But I’m coming from Norway, I don’t know too much about these things. But it’s something the club has to deal with.”

Celtic issued a statement soon after, it read: “The silence was impeccably observed by the overwhelming majority of our fans, as it always is. Clearly we are disappointed a handful of individuals have chosen to embarrass the club and our supporters in this way. These individuals are not welcome at Celtic.”


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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