Celtic should want to reach the Scottish Cup Final regardless of the circumstances.
On any given season, it’s a source of enormous pride for the Bhoys. Having won Scotland’s flagship cup competition four consecutive times, Celtic are aiming to make it 5IAR and 41 in total.
Now, though, there’s even more incentive to reach the final. As it turns out, when the Celts go up to (hopefully) lift the Scottish Cup, we could be there. In limited numbers, granted. However, it’s still a huge boost, and incentive for football fans across Scotland to stick to Covid-19 guidelines.
National Clinical Director Jason Leitch told Clyde Superscoreboard:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we start to think about test events again as we move into the level system.
“If you remember, on April 26 we want to move the country into Level 3, then three weeks later all being well we will move again. That’s when we’ll start to think about capacities at festivals or at theatres, or at football stadia.
“So we will again think about what that looks like, perhaps for a few hundred people initially and then are some, let’s call them ‘gateway events’ – big events that we know are coming, from the World Mountain Bike Championships to the Scottish Cup final.
“We have to make sure we make them as accessible as possible, if Covid allows.”
🗣 LISTEN: Professor Jason Leitch says fans could be back in grounds BEFORE Euro 2020 – with the Scottish Cup final being targeted as a ‘gateway event’:
“We need to think about how we can make them as accessible as we possibly can if Covid allows”. pic.twitter.com/tsP5BmRwVt
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) April 7, 2021
Quadruple Treble Scottish Cup Final would’ve been even sweeter with fans there, setting a Cup record is a huge Celtic target
As amazing as sealing the Quadruple Treble was, it would have been even better with supporters in attendance. The dramatic moments, like Hazard’s saves and Ajer’s winning penalty would’ve been met with the roar of Celtic supporters in Hampden Park.
If an amazing 5IAR could be achieved, with fans or without, it’d be remarkable. It should be a real aim for John Kennedy and the players, having collapsed so horrendously in the league. Imagine if even a proportionally small number of Celtic supporters were there, though?
It’d be a great way to end an incredibly tough season. Having fans at Hampden might remind some of the underperforming stars what’s at stake.
Leitch’s comments should make for very interesting reading.
We’re just glad we’re not in charge of ticket allocation if it goes ahead, though.