How Celtic are using the past to entertain fans during lockdown

John Reid April 29, 2020
How Celtic are using the past to entertain fans during lockdown
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The current lockdown has impacted all walks of life, and one of those is football.

There have been no games played in Scottish football in over a month. As yet there are no indication on when the game will return.

However, teams are trying to find ways to keep fans entertained during this unique team. Celtic have attempted to use some triumphs of the recent past to do this.

In the last few weeks, the club have uploaded full games to the club’s YouTube channel, which feature some notable victories.

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The series started with the 2-0 win over Rangers earlier this season. It has continued with the title winning triumphs against St Johnstone in 1998, and against Dundee United in 2008.

The Dundee United game was notable, as current Hoops captain Scott Brown, who played in the game, live Tweeted the match.

It is a smart move by the club to give the fans the chance to witness some memorable matches as the wait for current football goes on.

It will be interesting to see which other games the club elect to show. The 6-2 win over Rangers in 2000 seems like an ideal candidate.

Perhaps some European triumphs too, for example, the win over Liverpool in 2003.

Perhaps the club could put it to a vote on the club’s Twitter account. The fans could be given three options. Whichever game wins will be the next that is uploaded to the YouTube channel.

That could be a way to keep fans occupied during the lockdown as the wait for football to return goes on. For now though, at least the Celtic support can enjoy watching some glorious moments from the club’s history.

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