Ronny Deila hits out at fans who disrupted silence

Ronny Deila gestures during the Scottish Premiership match. Picture: SNS
Ronny Deila gestures during the Scottish Premiership match. Picture: SNS
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CELTIC manager Ronny Deila has expressed his disappointment after some fans disrupted a Remembrance Sunday silence ahead of their 2-1 victory over Aberdeen.

The minute of reflection, which remembers British servicemen and women who have died in conflicts since the First World War began 100 years ago, was quickly interrupted by some fans shouting and singing from the visiting section at Aberdeen’s Pittodrie Stadium.

Some Celtic supporters tried to shout the protesters down and noise was evident throughout the 60 seconds, just before the Scottish Premiership game kicked off.

Norwegian manager Deila said: “That was disappointing.

“But again 99 per cent was good. Sometimes some people are not respectful.

“It’s very, very important for Celtic to be respectful.”

Celtic FC Foundation, the club’s charity organisation, this week donated £10,000 to Poppyscotland and carried a story on their website detailing the Celtic players who died during the First World War.

The issue has proved controversial in the past, with a group of Celtic fans staging a banner protest against the “blood-stained poppy on our hoops” when the club strip carried the symbol for a game four years ago.