Thomas Rannachan, who stood on a ticket of opposing the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act during the 2012 local elections, will contest the Govan by-election as an independent under the banner of Axe The Act.
Mr Rannachan, a former civil servant and father-of-two, said he wanted to take the campaign opposing the Act to Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's back yard.
Mr Rannachan, a member of Fans Against Criminalisation (FAC), effectively an alliance of Celtic supporters' groups, said he was under no illusion about winning the poll, but there is a belief amongst his supporters that it can knock the SNP into third place.
Despite poor polling when he stood in the Calton ward last year, supporters also believe the controversy over the Act in the last year, including the jailing of some fans and collapse of cases in other instances, will lead to an improved showing.
It has also emerged that former Labour councillor in John Flanagan, who was axed as a candidate by the party before last year's local election, will stand in Govan as an independent.
Mr Rannachan has called "for the citizens of Govan to show their total opposition to this illiberal Act and to register their objection to the hounding and criminalisation of young men and women from their community and beyond".
The 36-year-old added: "I work with 16-to-24-year-olds on education, housing, social issues who now have the fear of being jailed at football matches because police do not like the tone of a song.
"Sectarianism in this country has been around for centuries, but its certainly not the issue the ruling party in Scotland believe it or are portraying it to be."