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By Siobhan McFadyen ( Notw )

Celtic have banned a charity from selling poppies at Parkhead for Remembrance Sunday .

Now fund-raisers are hoping that hoops chairman John Reid - former defence Secretary - will overturn the ruling.

The ban follows protests by supporters who claim poppies are " hugely insensitive " to Irish fans.

The Poppy Appeal,with its 48 member charities,helps raise millions for war veterans injured in active service.

A charity insider said : " We've never been turned away by any of the big clubs and we find it shocking that Celtic would implement this ban " .

Our welfare work is a lifeline for thousands.We hope Mr Reid will reconsider ".

About 100 fans walked out of a match in 2008 when players wore poppies on their shirts.

But most of the 50,000 fans joined a one-minute round of applause to mark the anniversary of the end of WWI.

A Celtic spokesman said " We don't do collections in the grounds for anything "

The Facts

On 13th December 2003 a charity badge was sold (£1 donation) outside Celtic Park on behalf of The Celtic Charity Fund. The principal beneficiaries were motor neurone disease charities, as former Celtic player Jimmy Johnstone had been diagnosed with this disease.

A second charity badge was available outside Celtic Park on 25th September 2004. The badge was a fund raiser for The Brother Walfrid Memorial Appeal.

On 29th April 2007 a third Celtic Charity Fund badge day was held. A 40th anniversary Lisbon Lions pin was available for a £1 donation (minimum) before the home match v Hearts.

On 11th May 2008 a fourth Celtic Charity Fund badge day at the Celtic v Hibernian SPL match was held, with a new Celtic Cross badge sold.

On 24th May 2009 Celtic held their fifth Charity Fund badge day at a Celtic v Hearts match.

On 25th September 2010 Celtic held a Charity Fund badge day for CHAS. A heart shaped badge was available for a donation. Sellers were at turnstiles before the match v Hibernian.

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