Celtic vs Rangers tickets reportedly being resold for ridiculous sums

By David Walton

March 21, 2019

Celtic fans are getting robbed if reported ticket fiasco is true.

According to the Scotsman, resale websites are charging as much as £721 for a ticket for the Celtic vs Rangers clash next Sunday.

This comes despite the fact face value tickets were priced at a standard £49 for adults and £30 for concessions. That means, therefore, that an incredible £672 worth of a difference for the same kind of ticket.

Celtic host Rangers on March 31st (Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

One website reportedly has over 20 tickets available, with the cheapest going for £490.85. Another website is apparently selling a ticket for a grand total of £613.

Action simply has to start being taken on this kind of thing. Supporters are paying enough money as it is to go and see their team face Rangers. The idea of resellers being able to get their hands on these tickets and effectively rob the Celtic support is scandalous.

Supporters are getting taken advantage of

There’s an understanding that certain supporters get desperate for tickets the closer they get to the game. Whilst not thinking straight and in a desperate search, this subsequently makes it simple for resellers to take advantage of honest supporters who perhaps missed out on tickets beforehand.

At face value, this fixture is dear enough. Nearly £50 worth to go and see a football match isn’t on. Yet nothing is being done to stop supporters being taken advantage of here.

Not all tickets are being sold for the same price against Rangers (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The club needs to start discussions with the police about these kinds of actions from third parties. At the very least, steps need to be taken to stamp this out of the game.

Hopefully Celtic take notice of reseller websites and put a stop on them purchasing tickets somehow. Supporters are currently having to pay well over 10 times what other fans paid for tickets. These could be in the same section with the same kind of seat.

Companies and individuals are clearly making a quick buck off of this. It can’t continue, and it’s therefore time for Celtic to step up here.