CELTIC supporter group the Green Brigade have slammed senior members at Parkhead, claiming that there is 'no connection' between the club and its fans.

The ultras group unveiled a banner outside Celtic Park that took aim at manager Neil Lennon, chief executive Peter Lawwell and majority shareholder Dermot Desmond, while the group also released a statement online insisting that 'change is desperately needed'.

The banner showed four squares to mimic a Zoom call, with Lennon, Lawwell and Desmond filling in the first three windows, while the final was reserved for supporters with the message 'Lost connection' clearly displayed - a nod to the virtual meetings held this week to discuss the Celtic boss' future.

In the accompanying statement, the Green Brigade explained that there is a 'growing disconnect' between the club heirarchy and supporters, adding that if senior members at the club are unable to work together in unity, then 'they are unfit to hold the positions they currently do'.

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The statement read: “Events over the course of the last two weeks have further highlighted that change is desperately required at Celtic Football Club.

“Three consecutive defeats have added to an already disastrous start to the season.

"Developments off the park have been equally troubling as the Celtic board appears woefully unprepared to make the change required, whilst briefing journalists that they are set on retaining the manager to spite fans who have sought his removal.

“There is a growing disconnect between those who run the club and those who sustain it – epitomised by today’s picture of fencing around Celtic Park to keep fans at bay.

“In a year when fans have been asked to pay full price for a season ticket for matches they cannot attend, amidst a global pandemic and economic recession, a clear message has been sent to the Celtic support by the millionaires in charge of our Club – that we do not matter to them.

“Our passion is only acceptable if it can be commodified, our support only truly important when season book renewals are issued.

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“Whilst we believe that a managerial change is unfortunately necessary, the structural problems within the club run deeper.

“A boardroom dominated by an absentee landlord major shareholder who puts his own ego above the interests of our club in this most historic of seasons. A Chief Executive paid £3.5m last year, with no contingency plan for our season and who bears primary responsibility for the situation we now find ourselves in.

“A recent statement released in Peter Lawwell’s name urged unity, but this can only occur with leadership that puts the good of the club first.

“If the current custodians cannot provide that in this crucial moment, they are demonstrating that they are unfit to hold the positions that they do.”