Celtic demand refund from Cluj over ticket prices

By Hamish Carton

August 6, 2019

Celtic have contacted upcoming Champions League opponents Cluj to seek answers about inflated ticket prices for their supporters.

The Romanian champions have asked travelling Hoops fans to pay £36 to see the clash on Wednesday, while charging their own fans less than a fiver.

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That’s a clear breach of UEFA rules so the club have asked Cluj to explain themselves. The Scottish Sun reports that they will also contact UEFA directly if the Romanians fail to co-operate.

Cluj have tried to screw the Celtic fans over with ticket prices

It seems like a bit of a cheap shot from the Romanians in all honesty. If they want to entice their own fans into coming out and supporting them by lowering ticket prices then that’s their own prerogative.

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But if they do that then they must also allow Celtic fans in for the same price. Hoops supporters travel around the continent supporting the team and it seems a real slap in the face for a well established club like that to try and fleece them.

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It’s a good thing that Scottish football adopts a similar rule for domestic matches. Can you imagine the amounts the likes of Kilmarnock and Motherwell would charge for a ticket if they could get away with setting unique away prices.

Hopefully as many Hoops fans as possible are able to get out to Romania and support the team. They won’t have had a great deal of time to sort out flights and accommodation but they always seem to surprise you with their dedication to the club.

Hopefully they’re still smiling on their flights home on Thursday morning.