Code of Conduct at Celtic Park

While providing unique matchday experiences for kids at Celtic Park, The KANO Foundation operates strictly within the Stadium Code of Conduct.

Celtic Football Club will not tolerate unacceptable conduct at Celtic Park or at away football stadia.

Unacceptable Conduct is conduct which is violent or disorderly.

Violent conduct includes any actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against any person, or intentional damage to property.  Disorderly conduct includes:

  • Using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct
  • Displaying writing or any other thing which is threatening, abusive or insulting
  • Conduct which stirs up or sustains, or is likely or is designed to stir up or sustain, hatred or ill will against or towards individuals or groups of people because of:
  • Gender, colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin;
  • Membership or presumed membership, of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with perceived religious affiliation;
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender identity
  • Disability

A detailed description of unacceptable conduct is set out below.

A person present at or in the immediate environs of an Official Match engages in Unacceptable Conduct where their conduct is violent and/or disorderly.

Conduct is violent where there is (i) actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against a person or persons; or (ii) intentional damage to property.

Disorderly conduct includes (i) conduct which stirs up or sustains or is likely or designed to stir up or sustain, hatred or ill will against or towards a group of persons based on their membership or presumed membership of a group defined by reference to a category mentioned below or against an individual who is or is presumed to be a member of such group; (ii) using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct; or (iii) displaying any writing or other thing which is threatening, abusive or insulting.

“Presumed” means presumed by the person or persons engaged in the conduct.

The categories referred to above are:

  • female or male gender;
  • colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin;
  • membership of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with a perceived religious affiliation;
  • sexual orientation;
  • transgender identity; and
  • disability

“Religious group” means a group of persons defined by reference to their religious belief or lack of religious belief, membership of or adherence to a church or religious organisation, support for the culture and traditions of a church or religious organisation and/or participation in activities associated with such a culture or such traditions.

“Transgender identity” means any one or more of transvestism, transsexualism, inter-sexuality or change of gender.

“Disability” means physical or mental impairment of any kind.

This list is not exhaustive and must be read in conjunction with the Stadium Regulations.

ANY PERSON ENGAGING IN UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANY, OR A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Removal from the Stadium
  • Suspension from attending Official Matches involving Celtic Football Club
  • Indefinite ban from attending Official Matches involving Celtic Football Club
  • Report to the police and possible criminal proceedings

Celtic Football Club was established in 1888 as a Club open to all.

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