We’ve covered this type of thing multiple times in the past, but Celtic fans travelling around Europe to watch their team tends to bring a lot of positive articles.
The good nature of the travelling group allows local residents to not feel threatened by the green and white swarm invading their city centre, and even opposing fans want to join in and have a chat.
This is exactly what has happened on Thursday afternoon in Rennes, as fans of the Ligue 1 club mingled with the group of 300 or so Celtic supporters who had taken up residence on La Place du Parlement while waiting for kickoff.
In fact, one of them even told Ouest-France: “The Scots are friendly. That’s why we’re here with our [Rennes] shirts on. We won’t be doing that with Lazio fans.”
— Romain Lecompte (@romainlec) September 19, 2019
Whole families of Celtic fans have travelled to Brittany for the occasion, with hotels in the city so full, many had to scrounge around to find AirBnbs in and around the area.
Close to 1400 travelling fans are expected to be at Roazhon Park on Thursday evening in what should be a cracking atmosphere for the first game of this season’s Europa League group stage.