Date: 14th December 2019 at 6:10pm
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Celtic SUPPORTERS were quick to put Roger Mitchell in the right after the former SPL chief executive claimed that fans were going to Romania instead of buying presents for their children!

Assuming that every fan in Cluj is a parent seems almost as ridiculous as the suggestion that it is a straight choice between going to football or buying presents.

Almost all of the 1,000 fans that went to Romania booked up for the trip within 24 hours of the draw being made. While they had hoped to see their team progress as quickly as possible logic suggests that the final group match is very much live.

Last season Celtic went into their final group match with their fate unknown, despite losing at home to RB Salzburg an unexpected win for Rosenborg away to RB Leipzig saw Celtic progress to the last 32.

It’s the magic and wonder of football. The sort of emotions that would by-pass a chief exec more interested in spreadsheets, generating income at any cost, referring to fans as customers and the sport as a product.

Mitchell was the first chief executive of the SPL, resigning in November 2002 after four years in the job.