Halloween is here and it’s a been a spooky few days of Scottish football. This week’s round-up has Celtic fans disappearing, some scary sights at Tannadice, suspicious-looking creatures in Forfar, “fancy dress” in Paisley and Aberdeen fans haunted for life. To be fair, if you’re an Aberdeen fan, just close this now…
It was a good week for Scotland in Europe with both Celtic and Rangers performing well. Celtic came from behind to score a late winner at home to Lazio and, if that wasn’t bizarre enough, we’re now also faced with a search for the fan that mysteriously disappeared:
A closer look at those Celtic limbs ? ? pic.twitter.com/NNqN8GiJ0s
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2019
Talking of people disappearing, Aberdeen’s defence seems to have taken this Halloween patter very seriously and vanished for the weekend. With Celtic scoring four in the opening 45, many fans started drawing comparisons to Southampton:
Southampton: I think we’ve had the worst result of the weekend
Aberdeen: Hold my sheep
— Pingu ??????? (@BeansAndPitta) October 27, 2019
Pittodrie then appeared to turn into an escape room, with the home fans tasked with 15 minutes to find the exits before the second half of torture started. Unfortunately, rumours of steward’s causing trouble quickly emerged:
Ugly scenes at Pittodrie today as stewards force Aberdeen fans to stay and watch the second half of the game. pic.twitter.com/GISbmTxYls
— Mark Massie (@markmassie4372) October 27, 2019
Thankfully these rumours were quickly crushed as video footage emerged showing a somewhat different side to stewards. You know what they say… if you can’t beat them, join them:
The big mans went from a gaff straight to a shift pic.twitter.com/B71czY4z3o
— Aidan Tierney (@aidant) October 27, 2019
Moving on to League One and, as Airdrie managed to score four goals in one game, it’s fair to say their fans looked fairly shocked:
Scottish football at it's best ??? pic.twitter.com/rHr6a2XW48
— Jamie Hogan (@JamieHogan99) October 27, 2019
Is it a mask? Who knows. I’ve seen worse on the terraces up there in Angus.
Over in Paisley, Lewis Capaldi took some time out from storming the US charts to attend St Mirren v Killie as a steward. Despite his fun and friendly appearance on social media, this photo would suggest he’s not actually keen to pose with fans:
— Lewis (@lewishunter01) October 26, 2019
Normally a celebrity in attendance would be the most exciting news involving Kilmarnock, however when Gordon Sawers is around you know something brilliant is never far away. In this case, it calls for a charity boxing match between himself and Paul the Tim:
— Conor (@ConorM67_) October 26, 2019
I’ll take a front-row seat and stick a tenner on Gordon.
One team who won’t be sticking a tenner on anything is Dundee Utd, as their fairly hefty wage bill has come to light in the last few days. When I say fairly hefty, what I actually mean is prepare yourselves for some spectacular meltdowns if they don’t start running away with the Championship, as they’ll be erm… screwed.
This did lead to the important questions being asked: If Dundee United are spending £4m on wages, how much are Alloa spending? Not £4m:
I can officially confirm; it's less than £4 milllion.
— Alloa Athletic FC (@AlloaAthleticFC) October 26, 2019
Once everyone has finished laughing at Dundee Utd, you’ll see Scottish football fans are actually a lovely bunch. It might be the darker nights, or it might be the fact it’s nearly Christmas, but whatever it is, we’re feeling very sentimental:
Scottish football fans all fucking despise each other… until someone from England slags Scottish football. Then we become the most powerful, patter filled alliance the world has ever known. Aye it’s shite, but it’s our shite and we wouldn’t change it for the world.
— Jamie Jambo (@Jamie_Jambo) October 25, 2019
The moral of the story is we all hate each other until something England related appears and, like magic, we’re all best friends. It gets even better with almost a full card of midweek fixtures to choose from.