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Celtic F.C. and Politics Colide Again; Should Fans Have the Right to Protest

Dr. John Reid, chairman for Celtic F.C., has been adamant he does not support but condones the protests of the Remembrance Day poppies by some Celtic fans. The Chairman told the Glasgow Evening Times, "These actions have no place at Celtic Park.” (Courtesy Steve Punter/Wikicommons)

By Ryan Fleming

It has long been established that soccer is not merely a game. It is indeed much more. Beyond the ball, the formations and tactics, there is something infinitely important that plays out over 90 minutes on the field. To some people, countries, soccer is a way to express oneself, to show to everyone that even through a sport, they can succeed.

For a little over an hour and a half, a battle – not just a game is being played. To many people, a club can represent a lifestyle – a place where hope can be instilled, where religious beliefs lie and where political allegiances can be seen throughout stadiums.

This weekend through the UK and other commonwealth countries, is known as Remembrance Day; a day to reflect on veterans of all wars, particularly since World War I.

For many they are giving their thanks for their countrymen that fought against other countries for an array of reasons. If you have watched any matches as of late, you will notice that managers have worn a poppy on the outside of their clothing, a symbol of remembrance. For those in politically charged areas, it is acts like this that can cause controversy.

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Lennon Wants Celtic Job Despite The Challenge Ahead

By Ryan Fleming

For Celtic this has been a year to forget. And for their supporters it has never been a better time to reflect on the good ol’ days of the past and pull together whatever optimism they might still have for the future.

A lot has happened since I last talked about the Glasgow giants. Actually, I am not even sure I can consider them a “giant” anymore. When I refer to giants, like French giants, Bordeaux, Marseille and Lyon, or English giants, Manchester United or Chelsea. I think of teams that are top class, that are better than most, that are consistently in European play year after year.

Sure, the Hoops often make it to European competition, but if they cannot make it out of the group stages. I hardly consider that something to be mentioned.

Celtic suffered one of its worst defeats in its 122-year history last week when it was embarrassed, 2-0, by Ross County. The loss not only signifies how mediocre football is in the Scottish Premier League, but it also puts in question one of the worlds most popular and storied clubs.

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Losing Their Man

By Ryan Fleming

As Celtic found themselves out of the race for the SPL title, the Glasgow side has many improvements to make, the first being solidifying their offense.

Irish international Robbie Keane is donning the Hoops jersey and scoring goals at a record pace. But lets not forget, in Celtic’s last match against their cross-town rival, Rangers, on Feb. 28, “Keano” couldn’t muster a goal and saw his side drop the match, 1-0, and slide another three points behind Gers. Currently, Celtic find themselves 10 points behind Rangers and have played one more game.

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