Discussion in 'football' started by imposs1904, Jul 12, 2016.
Thats quite a good start.
time yet for another three
Oh Jesus. Go out ten minutes to pick up the kids . . .
when i said this i didn't anticipate two of them would be against the celts.
Fuck me, that was a hell of a game .
Sinclair looks like he'll be a great signing. Also you could see Toures class showing through when he was on the ball. Apart from a daft couple of minutes it was a very good performance all round.
Green Brigade Statement - Fly The Flag For Palestine (18/08/2016)
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.
From our work with grassroots Palestinian groups in the West Bank and the refugee camps of Bethlehem, we know the positive impact international solidarity has on those living in the open prisons of the Occupied Territories. We also know that their suffering cannot be ignored by the international community and last night’s actions also sought to raise awareness of the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) campaign which seeks to challenge the normalisation of the Israeli occupation.
Some have argued that football and politics do not mix, including European football’s discredited governing body. In Palestine, however, there is little dispute. The occupation has seen the Palestinian national stadium destroyed twice by Israeli bombs and footballers killed, maimed and imprisoned. In 2013 we were proud to welcome Mahmoud Sarsak, a Palestinian international footballer detained without crime or trial for three years in an Israeli prison, to Glasgow. Mahmoud had only recently been released from prison after a 96-day hunger strike and widespread international protest.
The BDS campaign builds on the success of earlier anti-apartheid campaigns. In the 1980s fans and citizens protested against South African sports teams and ultimately shamed the authorities into excluding apartheid South Africa from sporting activity. The late anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, whose death was marked by a minute’s silence at European matches on UEFA’s instructions, famously remarked that ‘we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians’.
Mandela was right, and like the wider Celtic support we will continue to fly the flag for Palestine.
The response we have had since last night has been overwhelming, with messages of support pouring in from our fellow fans, human rights organisations and the global Palestinian community. We would like to thank them sincerely for their backing and tonight re-iterate our support for justice and freedom in Palestine.
We also understand that a downmarket tabloid newspaper may tomorrow run a story suggesting our group in some way mislead Celtic plc and told them that we would not be displaying our support for Palestine. This is a complete fabrication and we condemn anyone who spreads smear stories attacking football fans to The Sun.
Apologies to those I missed out, was rushing. Can folk please spread the word or put the link on social media etc, as wide as posdible.
He's shared it already
Get it shared please.....
Green Brigade are organising it
Click here to support matchthefineforpalestine by AJ S
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’.
In response to this petty and politically partisan act by European football’s governing body we are determined to make a positive contribution to the game and today launch a campaign to #matchthefineforpalestine. We aim to raise £15,000* which will be split 50/50 between Medical Aid Palestine (MAP) and to the Lajee Centre, a Palestinian creative cultural children's centre in the Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem.
“Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.
MAP delivers health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement.
Working in partnership with local health providers and hospitals, MAP addresses a wide range of health issues and challenges faced by the Palestinian people.
With offices located in Beirut, Ramallah, Jerusalem and Gaza City, MAP responds rapidly in times of crisis, and works directly with communities on longer term health development.”
Aida is one of 19 refugee camps in the West Bank and has for 66 years played temporary home to Palestinians forcibly expelled from their homes in Hebron and Jerusalem. Its residents live in the shadow of Israel’s apartheid wall, cut off from social and economic opportunities by the wall and neighbouring illegal settlements and military checkpoints.
For the young people of Aida, the Lajee Centre offers hope and an escape from the realities of life under Israeli occupation via its art and culture programmes and sport programmes.
The camp’s only football pitch was built last year by the Lajee Centre, at the heart of Aida. The pitch is now protected by metal netting after it was damaged by tear gas canisters fired by the Israeli Defence Forces. Residents had previously played on recreation ground stolen by the wall.
The money will be a much needed boost to the Lajee Centre who will be able to extend their activities to bring much needed relief via their arts, dance and football programmes. One such programme is that of youth football, with the Lajee Centre looking to organise a youth football team to take part in the Bethlehem Youth League.
There are no organised teams in Aida, with basic equipment like boots in short supply. Funds raised will provide equipment, strips and travel costs to enable the camp to enter a team in the Bethlehem Youth League.
In recognition of the show of support from Celtic fans and all those around the world Salah Ajarma, Coordinator of the Lajee Centre will name the team ‘Aida Celtic’: “it will mean so much to our young people to be part of an official team, to have boots and strips and to represent the camp wearing the colours of our friends. Aida Celtic will be a source of pride for all in Aida”
Let’s #matchthefineforpalestine and show the footballing establishment the true spirit of the game.
Keep it going folks, we're at just over £4500.00 so far.
Done. £8.5k in a few hours. Magnificent effort.
Nope, it's all good.
I did not see what you had wrote pre edit. By done I just meant I had contributed.
Over £25k now. More than just a club
£38,000.00 so far.
Will fire a donation in tonight
Over 70k, this is beyond outstanding.
Reading through the donations it's clear this has reached far and wide in a short time, they're from all over the globe.
Expecting the fine will be increased from the 15k the last time but with the hearing/kangaroo court just shy of a month away there's no telling where this'll get to.
More than a club, time and time again.
Fucking love you, Celtic.
Currently sitting at £78,750.00
Just donated, was up to £107,000.
OCD post: if you go on the site and refresh your browser it goes up with virtually every click.
£119,555 now, fucking amazing !!!!!!
A nice win on occupied ground tonight will top it off nicely. Would be magic if the players would visit the Lajee centre but can't see it happening
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