Back Res12 Please !
The are signs in Celtic cyberspace that the Res12 issue may soon draw to a close. As far as I am concerned the sooner the better even if if it does bring bad news for I at least would like to see how the land lies before making my decision about watching Scottish football once and for all.
This position I have been put in , I never ever thought I would find myself here. Torn between your love of the team and your conscience. I refuse to knowingly be taken advantage of yet supporting the team leads to that. Rock and hard place eh ?
Almost every week some rule is ignored or manipulated to their advantage or even just against Timmy . Instead of things getting better with time they have deteriorated and seemingly will continue to . Hundreds of years later and still we are unwanted by many if not most .
The social charter of the club has failed utterly . The courts of law have been no friend . Those running the club just seem to want supporters money and give little back. I could go on.
So whats a man to do,,give up his team ? You wont need me to tell you that watching the team is also a social event for most , either going in person to the game or a CSC or maybe a couple pints with your bhoys . Theres the social life going to take a hit. Some CSCs could go to the wall.
And then that void,,how do you fill it ? I guess for many scanning the Celtic facing websites at some stage during the day is a ritual . If youre an expat like me then the websites may well be your “ cyber bar “ where you can go for a bit of banter and sometimes relax a bit .
Do I give up the websites also ? Complete cold turkey ? No point in reading about the team and not watching is there ? So probably theres your daily habits that will be changing also.
Sport is meant to be a release from the daily grind but Scottish football has been far from a tension reliever for me in fact its almost exactly the opposite . Dangerous also in many places to be a Celtic supporter, just ask that fella who is blind in one eye for having the audacity to wear the hoops in the wrong area even in broad daylight .
No football in Scotland has become a vehicle for sectarianism . I wont be taking any part of Scottish football until its clean if ever and my family sure as hell wont be going anywhere near a land were they are targets through no fault of their own.
So Res12 was my great hope, that the dirty rotten carcass of what they now call a football setup could be cast aside and a purer game emerge, a game that more in tune with the community and not marketing or hype. That would entertain and not bring divisions and tensions with it. That could be used as a force for good and would unify communities.
All my football supporting life , the last few years apart , have been dedicated to Glasgow Celtic. I gave them everything they could ask for in a fan. Now Celtic , now is your time to give something back not only to me but to everyone. If you dont,,,I fear we will die. I do. The next few generations wont swallow this con which is designed to get your money while keeping you down.
This is your time to act Celtic. Do it. Please do it. WE ALL DESERVE IT !