Andy Walker has branded Celtic’s policy of silence as embarrassing and insulting.
The former striker has become a target for Neil Lennon and some elements of the support but the real culprits are hiding inside a club that has taken Lockdown to extremes.
In the close season the club promised Season Ticket holders ‘extra value’ which appears to have been watching a League Cup defeat from Ross County and two Europa League qualifiers that dragged slowly by.
When the club got wind of unrest among fans they erected barricades around the ground then announced a managerial review in the new year that hasn’t yet seen the light of day.
Peter Lawwell did issue a laboured apology for a disastrous trip to Dubai but other than a bland announcement about his decision to retire on June 30 there is no hint of a plan to turn around a season that has been teetering on the brink of disaster since Leigh Griffiths was excluded from pre-season training.
Walker has watched it all unfold and has urged the club to turn things round by opening up to the fans, many of whom have paid £600 for a Season Ticket and barely heard a peep back from the club.
On the Sky Sports website Walker explains:
As things stand right now, I haven’t spoken to a single Celtic supporter who believes in the current set-up and the lack of communication from a senior figure at the club to address the fans’ concerns is embarrassing and insulting.
Season-ticket holders are being asked to buy into a set-up that is unclear. They deserve more respect than they’re currently getting from this Celtic board.
If the board wish Neil Lennon to stay in place for the rest of this season and beyond, tell the fans. If they want to make a change at the end of the season, tell the fans. If a different structure altogether is to be put in place, tell the fans.
It won’t be too long till the biggest games of every season for Celtic – the July Champions League qualifiers – come around. New chief executive Dominic McKay starts his post with the club on July 1. Is it his role to identify new players and/or the possibility of a new coach/manager? Unbelievably, no one knows.
Now that it’s only a matter of time before Rangers deservedly clinch the title, the Celtic fans should be given hope for next season. Tell them what the plan is.
Last year Celtic launched their Season Ticket renewal campaign on March 9.