Celtic are looking set to walk their way to another Scottish Premiership title as they are sitting comfortably at top of the league title.
They’ve maintained their dominance in Scotland after bagging the SPL title last season as well and seeing Rangers slightly dip after Steven Gerrard’s departure.
The Bhoys have been extremely dominant in the league this season, winning 24 out of their 26 games so far and only losing once. They’ve also scored 82 goals in those games, averaging over three goals a game!
Ange Postecoglou’s side might’ve experienced disappointment in Europe – getting eliminated from their Champions League group and finishing at the bottom of it.
They did get draws in both games against Shakhtar Donetsk but were just overpowered by both Real Madrid and RB Leipzig in the other games.
Despite that, Celtic are still in line for a domestic treble. They’ve won the Scottish League Club and are in the quarter-finals of the Scottish FA Cup too.
Celtic FC’s Irish roots explained
Amid what is expected to be an entertaining end to the season, Celtic are ready to introduce something special later this month in an ode to their roots.
For those unknowing, Celtic were formed in 1887 by an Irishman named Brother Walfrid in Glasgow, Scotland.
The major purpose of creating this was to alleviate the poverty among the Irish immigrants in the East End of Glasgow and give them a sense of identity within the football club.
Walfrid was the one to name the club Celtic (pronounced Seltik) as a way of paying tribute to the club’s Irish and Scottish roots.
From the get-go, Celtic were given the identity of an Irish team – with their home colours being green and white – which are featured in the Ireland flag.
Soon the rivalry between them and Rangers ensued, with the other major Glasgow side having supporters born in the city – while Celtic got a lot of support among the Irish immigrants.
Their rivalry has gone on for over a century and there remains a lot of disdain among the groups of supporters for one another.
Adidas planning new 4th kit for Celtic
As a result of paying homage to Celtic’s Irish roots, Adidas has decided to launch a brand new kit later this month.
This kit will be their ‘4th kit’ for the 2022/23 season and is a plain dark green jersey with three-striped light green patterns all over the collar area.
Another special ode to Celtic’s connection to Ireland is designed around the collar area, which has the colours of the Republic of Ireland inscribed in it meticulously.
Celtic’s club crest has also been replaced with a symbol of the Four-Leaf Clover – an iconic symbol for the Irish.
The four leaves of the clover are said to stand for faith, hope, love and luck – which makes it an endearing aspect for the Irish community.
This gorgeous attire is expected to be released and possibly worn in their home game against Hibernian on March 18, during the Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.
The upcoming 4th kit also appears to be a major hit among the fans, who absolutely love the classy design and how it pays homage to the Irish roots of their club – with the colours, collar design and clover-leaf.
Celtic are currently focused on ending the campaign with another domestic treble and helping further establish themselves as the best club in Scotland.