The highest form of flattery
Once again we shall look at the terrible moral dilemma that many Hoops face in being caught between love of the team and disgust at the board.
Many many fans have been in this situation before , ourselves included , and have united to try and stop others treating their club poorly as they see it, riding roughshod over the fanbase and the clubs reputation.
You all know we consider the 93 Celts for Change campaign to be a huge success and a pivotal moment in our history.
Well theres good news for a start ,, we tried and did play a huge role in the direction of our club before.
Make no mistake we can again. And will .
Then in 93 the club itself was in peril and results were very poor. Its the opposite of that right now which I admit makes things difficult but we must keep pointing out that it can be essential to have eyes on the off field activities also , and not fall for spin about that equally important department.
We must also keep pointing out that while the club itself may have been a victim in the downfall of Rangers , the subsequent tangled mess that Scottish football has become hasnt been tackled anywhere near seriously enough ( maybe at all ) by our custodians and they intend to show publicly they have not the desire to do so. They have deemed it not in their best interests.
Its clear to me that they, our board of directors,have become part of the problem.
Im firmly of the opinion we get our own house in order before looking to get others out there in shape as a divided house will not stand.
As the leagues biggest club I truly believe that if club and fans were united in a goal to force change in the domestic set up we could , but only if united in that cause.
And that unity starts at the top with the correct attitude and mentality from those fortunate enough to represent you , the beautiful faithful.
Perceived harming their own club will be a bridge too far to many Tims out there but then the simple truth is sometimes you must take one step backwards to take two forwards.
This time we must forget the usual targets,,
The SFA and its spawn the SPFL that we know desire nothing but our money and subservience, and certainly dont view us as equals. Prehistoric or what ?
Its show up and pay up as far as they are concerned.
And also forget the eternal enemy for a while ,, the team in light blue that plays out of Ibrox that got awarded the history of the last team in light blue that plays out of Ibrox. There are too many fixated with that club and its ails, and while they were giggling at them our own board has managed to maneuver itself into the position to sell us out morally. Right under our noses with very little opposition.
So whats a Tim to do ?
Go and support the team he loves?
Or listen to these people saying act now please and help us ?
Well the easiest thing in the world would be to do nothing.
FUCK THAT !
You are needed now , right now to stand up tall once and for all for a cause that is most noble , a cause that is very very close to your heart , a cause that will die under your watch should you ignore all these warnings.
Seriously , no joke.
The off the field going on’s are soo bad that some have already decided to walk away saying that club no longer represents me.
All those truths and morals that you hold dear are being flogged off for profit , the club becoming the complete opposite of the very name and essence of Walfrids institution.
The institution an estimated 9 million claim affinity to seeing its soul torn out by the men in suits tasked with running it smoothly , on and off the pitch , and tasked with upholding our moral charter which they conveniently trample on when suits.
My friend ask yourself this please.
As a Celtic fan , in years or decades from now, when you look back at what you did or didnt do when you had the chance ,,
do you really really deep down want to play the fixed, bent , sectarian Old Firm Are We monopoly game where they win a few we win a few?
Exciting for the moment yet tinged with regret as you dwell on those who first of all lost their lives, the bystanders, and the faithful who have turned their backs and walked with a broken bitter heart yet still proud and unbowed?
Or would you rather recount these days to young grandchildren with pride in your heart and voice?
Would you not rather tell stories of the acts of gentlemen who fought tooth and nail for that club and all they believed it stood for?
Chest bursting with pride for the people who selflessly acted with only because they were moved by sheer love of the club?
Men that wouldn’t back down.
Men of calibre.
You know the answer.
This next year will be 27 years since brave men last felt forced to stand up for our club.
What team would you be supporting today if they hadnt?
” The Celtic ” ?
Not the same one anyway for she woulda died.
Now, we’ve had just over a quarter century or a generation to admire and bask in the glory of what they achieved back then.
We all salute them surely?
Seems to me this is our generations battle.
Well as the old saying goes, ,
Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
The above is by Mahe. We want to hear your voice and articles are always published.
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