Liverpool fans in support of Celtic’s Safe Standing

Liverpool fans went on an inspection of Celtic’s safe standing area and what they saw was a sight to behold.

Members of the Spirit of Shankly took a trip down to Parkhead ahead of the coming challenge with Ross County as part of the discourse currently surrounding rail seating.

They were accompanied by “fellow supporters, Hillsborough families and survivors” in order to gain a more informed understanding of the facility.

Some in the Liverpool supporters group were sceptical about the idea when they arrived in Glasgow but their views altered when they got a look at the seating first hand.

One fan commented: “It’s a much safer environment because people will stand at the match anyway so if they are going to stand they may as well do it in a much safer area like this.”

A supporter who was at Hillsborough said: “I have always held the view that if anybody at all is opposed to rail seating then I would oppose it and that has been my thought for years.

“I was, until half an hour ago, opposed to the idea of introducing rail seating but this visit has been a real game-changer for me.”

Another added: “I don’t feel it would be problematic, it feels more comfortable, it’s been an interesting experience.”

The Bhoys’ rail seating section is located in the north east side of Parkhead and can seat 2,600 fans for domestic games. The area is specially reserved for European games.

The seating came into existence just two years ago after it passed safety certification. Celtic emerged as the first top-tier stadium in UK to put the system into place.

In the Previous year, 18,000 Liverpool loyals participated in a poll on rail seating run by the Reds’ unofficial fans club and 88 per cent voted in favor.

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