Celtic SLO confirms 2019/20 season-ticket refunds can still be claimed after supporter requests

By David Walton

December 2, 2020

Disillusioned Celtic supporters have started the process of having their unfulfilled season-ticket money from last year refunded.

Some Hoops fans have been tweeting the club’s Supporter Liason Officer in a bid to get partial refunds for games that they didn’t manage to attend due to the global health pandemic.

The Celtic support overwhelmingly refused to take any refunds last season in a bid to help the club spearhead a charge towards 10-in-a-row. However, after protests outside Parkhead on Sunday due to the club’s poor form, it appears as though some are looking to get the board’s attention via hitting their pockets.

With the campaign dwindling into disaster territory after the club exited three competitions in a matter of several months, some fans have had enough. And the Celtic SLO – John Paul Taylor – has confirmed to those who requested that they can still have their partial refund returned if they wish:

Won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a sign of fan anger

Sure, not everyone will get involved in this. Some may say that it’s counter-productive to take money out of the club during the global health pandemic. However, I’m a firm believer that you can’t go telling others what to do with their own cash.

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If certain supporters feel that their contribution is leading to them not being listened to as they watch a regime that they don’t support, they’re perfectly entitled to claim their partial refunds.

And this is the problem the board have now got. By not listening to the supporters, there are always going to be repercussions. With Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond putting their fingers in their ears and refusing to bow to those who help fund the club, a revolt was always going to happen.

Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell at a Celtic match / (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Expect more and more activity on this front from disillusioned Celtic fans who don’t believe the hierarchy has the club’s best interests at heart. Striking at the finances is one major way of ensuring the club is even more aware of the anger.

It’s important to stress that these are dangerous times too. Fans refused to take their own entitled money at a time when a health pandemic was (and still is) crippling individuals financially. They then hoovered up the season-tickets this season despite not knowing whether they would even be able to visit Celtic Park.

The fans have shown their love for the club on countless occasions this season. I for one can’t in good conscience slam any of them for wanting some of that money back given the state we’re being run in.

In other news, we take a look at previous comments from Peter Lawwell in which he showed a lack of care for Celtic fans’ opinions.