The Green Brigade have named Celtic executives Michael Nicholson and Chris McKay as the decision-makers behind the "vindictive" action to refuse to allow the Celtic End.

The fan group released a stinging statement on Wednesday claiming efforts to facilitate the Celtic End for the upcoming women's match against Hearts next month have been unsuccessful.

Celtic women take on Hearts at Parkhead on Sunday, April 21 and the fan group wanted to recreate the Celtic End with a packed section in the Jock Stein Stand to back the team.

However, the request has been booted out with the group slamming the 'shameful' decision and announcing they will boycott the match as a result.

The group claim Nicholson and McKay have made the decision. And it's stated that the refusal to facilitate the Celtic End comes in "stark contrast" to the fixture last month where a record crowd attended and fan reps worked "constructively" with the club.

The lengthy statement read: "Despite our best intentions and efforts, the club has refused to facilitate The Celtic End for the upcoming Celtic FC Women matches at Celtic Park. This is in stark contrast to similar matches last May where fan reps worked constructively with the club to promote the matches and draw record crowds.

"This decision has been taken by Michael Nicholson, CEO, and Chris McKay, CFO. It is vindictive against the concept of The Celtic End, the fan groups behind the idea and the thousands of fans who want to see some level of consideration given to a goal-end standing section to rejuvenate a stale Celtic Park.

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"Shamefully, Nicholson and McKay would prefer for Celtic FC Women to be detrimented (sic) than have another positive advert for The Celtic End. Ironically, this decision contradicts the club statement following the cancellation of away tickets at the recent SWPL Glasgow Derby which decried others undermining the promotion and progress of the women's game.

"At a critical time in both the men's and women's seasons, we have no desire to engage in a public spat which may distract positive support for both teams. For this reason, as well as for unreasonable obstacles, it is regrettable that we will not attend the upcoming Celtic FC Women matches at Celtic Park."

Celtic have been contacted for comment.