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Celtic fan group The Green Brigade have branded the club’s board ‘vindictive’ after refusing a standing section for women’s games.

The women’s team are set to run out at Celtic Park on April 21st against Hearts, and again on May 19th against Hibernian.

The supporters group turned out in their numbers for final game of last season’s SWPL title race, as they trialled The Celtic End.

The Green Brigade have released a statement in response saying: “Despite our best intentions and efforts, the club has refused to facilitate The Celtic End for the upcoming Celtic FC Women matches at Celtic Park.

“This is in stark contrast to similar matches last May where fan reps worked constructively with the club to promote the matches and draw record crowds.

“This decision has been taken by CEO, Michael Nicholson, and Chris McKay, CFO.

“It is vindictive against the concept of the Celtic End, the fan groups behind the idea and the thousands of fans who want to see some level of consideration given to a goal-end standing section to rejuvenate a stale Celtic Park.

“Shamefully, Michael Nicholson and Chris McKay would prefer for Celtic FC Women to be determined than have another positive advert for the Celtic End.

“Ironically, this decision contradicts the club statement following the cancellation of away tickets at the recent SWPL Glasgow Derby which decided others undermining the promotion and progress of the women’s game.”