NO arrests were made when hundreds of Celtic fans gathered in the East End this afternoon. 

Police have confirmed they liaised with organisers and offered advice as supporters showed their unhappiness at the Parkhead team's hierarchy. 

Protestors chanted “sack the board” and displayed banners objecting to supremos’ handling of the club's affairs this season. Today's demonstration was arranged in advance by the Celtic Trust and fans were urged to follow social distancing guidelines and remain respectful. 

Pictures: Fans gather outside Celtic Park for third protest

Superintendent Stevie Dolan, of the Greater Glasgow Division, said: “Officers attended a planned protest at Celtic Park on the afternoon of Sunday, 13 December. Officers engaged with those who attended, gave advice, no arrests were made and the gathering dispersed.

HeraldScotland:

“We will continue to police these types of event using the 4Es approach of engaging with those taking part and explaining the restrictions in place to save lives.

“Our response will be measured and proportionate but we will use enforcement where required if there is a clear breach of the legislation." 

The Hoops trail city rivals Rangers in their quest to win a landmark tenth title in a row while they were knocked out of the Betfred Cup by Ross County last month. 

That defeat sparked spontaneous protests outside Celtic Park with some supporters clashing with police. A similar rally the following Sunday, after a league draw with St Johnstone, was also held. 

HeraldScotland:

Speaking during the meeting, Jeanette Findlay, one of the trust’s founders, accused the board of not caring about Celtic fans. 

“The board, who are responsible for all of this, whose job it is to make sure we have a successful team on the park, have had nothing to say,” Ms Findlay said. “Absolutely nothing. 

“They have not been listening. They can see what we can see but instead of coming forward with a contingency plan, they have said nothing.

“The first time they had anything to say, was to criticise supporters for coming and protesting.

HeraldScotland:

“We are perfectly entitled as fans to call on that board to do their job.

“The job they are paid for. 

Glasgow Celtic protest: Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond 'don't care about fans'

“It’s not our job, it’s theirs and we fund it." 

Celtic - who beat Kilmarnock 2-0 this afternoon - have not yet commented on today's event, but earlier in the week said: “As is always the case, the club is, of course, happy to engage with supporters and supporter groups to understand and discuss concerns, and the club encourages supporters to raise their concerns with the club directly.”