At the Champions League match with Hapoel Beer Sheva on 17 August 2016, the Green Brigade and fans throughout Celtic Park flew the flag for Palestine. This act of solidarity has earned Celtic respect and acclaim throughout the world. It has also attracted a disciplinary charge from UEFA, which deems the Palestinian flag to be an ‘illicit banner’.
Prior to last night’s match with Hapoel Beer Sheva a collective of Celtic fans and Palestinian activists in Glasgow called on fans to show our support for the Palestinian people and fly the flag for Palestine. Like many fans throughout the stadium, the Green Brigade answered this call.
We are delighted to announce that our Food Drive collection held at Celtic Park in November was once again a major success.
Following the disgraceful remarks made by Ian Bankier, Chairman of Celtic PLC to the Celtic PLC AGM on Friday 20th November, the undersigned organisations feel it necessary to express our anger at these allegations.
The Green Brigade today worked in unison with the ‘Heavy Hands, Empty Stands’ campaign of Motherwell supporters to highlight our shared concern regarding the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. The SNP have reneged on their promise to fully review the OBAF Act whilst Police Scotland have actively sought to prevent dissent against it, however this is merely the beginning of a renewed campaign for the immediate repeal of this legislation.
Bethlehem2Belfast was born from an idea that would challenge the restrictions of movement imposed on Palestinians. Whilst we have shown solidarity in the stands and held political education nights on Palestine we believed more could be done to challenge the occupation using football as a vehicle.
In the wake of the ever worsening crisis in France and beyond we are raising money to help those in the make shift camps in Calais. We aim to collect, deliver and help distribute food, clothes, shelter and other essential items to the men, women and children that find themselves stranded in France without a roof over their head or proper food and water supplies.
Petition to repeal Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012>
The Green Brigade would like to encourage everyone to sign this petition to Repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. This act has been ruining football fan's lives for the last 3 years and is now due to be reviewed. Please sign and forward this petition to as many people as possible.
The Green Brigade have been working on a project that will bring youth from Aida and Deheishe refugee camps in Bethlehem, Palestine to play football in this year’s annual Anti-Racism World Cup in Belfast.
The end of February saw some of our members fly out to support the team in Milan. Despite the result, it was an excellent couple of days. Others extended the trip a bit longer and were kind enough to do a rather extensive write up that makes for a very interesting read.
Brother Walfrid passed away on April 17 1915. A foodbank collection will be held on April 15 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of his death.
Unbelievably the food has only just finished being counted, weighed and sorted in the past few days.
As is to be expected the Green Brigade have prepared a tifo for Sunday's Cup Final to help mark the occasion and hopefully inspire both the team and support to get off to a flyer for what will hopefully be the first of many trophies under Ronny Deila.
February has been a busy month for the Green Brigade and it started against a strange team but with unfortunately familiar fans. This was, of course, Celtic’s first encounter with Sevco - the comedy act we know to be parodying the now defunct Rangers. Cruising to a comfortable victory Celtic secured a place in the League Cup final where we now await Dundee Utd on the 15th March.
The Green Brigade would like to thank all who tuned out at Glenconner Park, Garngad, on Saturday and contributed to what was a fantastic community event. For 6 years we have been hosting a football tournament which aims to challenge intolerances and bring together the Celtic community and various minority groups through football, food and banter. We are proud and humbled to see our small project blossom over the years, culminating in Saturday’s event which was definitely our biggest and best to date.