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‘Not a chance the board will get within 100 miles of this’ ‘getting the Corbyn treatment’ ‘Celtic board won’t challenge anything’ Fans react to anti-Semitic claim by Israeli boss

Celtic fans had two targets for their anger after being labelled anti-Semitic by a number of Scottish publishers.

Israeli international boss Alon Hazan is credited with the comment while discussing Liel Abada although the translation from Hebrew to English may have involved some creative thinking.

The comments instantly went viral with some Celtic fan media outlets contacting the club looking for a response of equal prominence, later on Thursday they were each given a denial from an un-named Celtic spokesman.

Tellingly the message didn’t appear on the Celtic website or on any of the club’s social media platforms.

In football terms Celtic’s comment was the equivalent of a consolation goal in a 5-1 defeat, virtually useless but a crumb of comfort for some.

A robust response from Celtic was unlikely, keeping fans onside enough to sell out Season Tickets and maximise commercial income is about the extent of the one-way relationship with supporters/customers.

On a number of issues fans have grown used to disappointment from the club whether it is on not taking tickets for Ibrox, governance issues in the Scottish game or treatment of fans attending matches.

Brendan Rodgers is likely to be hit with a wide variety of non-footballing questions at his media conferences today.

The Irishman is well versed on the agendas being followed and will no doubt handle them with ease as he concentrates on a football match tomorrow in Dingwall.

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