Celtic support should make their voices heard as fans face PPV decision once more
At the start of the season most Celtic fans probably thought that all of the Hoops away games would be shown live on Sky Sports, like they have been in previous years, when the deal was shared with BT Sport.
However, this is not the case. The number of games shown live have been reduced now that Sky are the sole company involved. As a result for the third time this season an away game for Celtic will not be televised. The game being the trip to Easter Road to face Hibernian.
Hoops fans charged once more
Whilst in previous seasons that would have meant that no fans would have got to see the games, at least this season a pay per view option is available. However, with Hibernian charging £15 for the game, a fan would have had to pay £42.50 overall to watch the three pay per view games. That is really not on at this moment in time.
Fans should make their voice heard about this situation. There should be questions sent to Sky about the situation. If they fall on deaf ears then it could be worth going through the club.
Really, the SPFL should be questioned as well, for accepting a deal with a lower number of games being shown. If it wasn’t for pay per view this season, three Celtic away games wouldn’t be seen by vast numbers of the Celtic support. That shouldn’t be allowed to happen in this day and age, especially when the stands sit empty.
Hopefully Celtic have made their feelings clear about the situation. As for the concept of paying pay per view to watch Celtic at Easter Road next Saturday, some fans on social media seemed split on the issue.
Some fans won’t be paying
Some fans said that the price was fair enough, whilst others seemed to suggest that they won’t be paying the amount to watch the game on pay per view. Other fans asked Celtic’s SLO why the Hoops are on pay per view once more.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter as Celtic fans face forking out once more:
Paying for 2 season tickets I won’t be going anywhere near PPV, in this current financial climate it’s scandalous the paying public are getting asked to pay more
— Mon the Hoops 🍀🇮🇪 (@cmonthehoops111) November 12, 2020
— Michael Sheridan (@ourshez) November 12, 2020
not paying 15 quid x
— ben (@calmac_42) November 12, 2020
Fair enough. Away games have never been on previous seasons season tickets.
— LawrieBhoyFrimpong ☘🏴 (@Lorbobo1) November 12, 2020
£15 is a more realistic price than the £27 I’m paying each game for my Celtic stream. Club needs to review this JP. No one expected it to go on so long, but now it’s obvious we’re not getting back in this season, full price season tickets are unjustifiable.
— Peter McDade (@PeterMcDade) November 12, 2020
JP – Why is this the 2nd Celtic away game this season not televised yet every away game from the other side has been, including their visit to Easter Road. Why are Celtic fans continually exploited for PPV?
— Allan Smith (@Al_S1983) November 12, 2020
When is the club going to question why sky insist on overlooking our away games we are having to pay more than any other clubs this season
— Andybhoy (@ANDYBHOY75) November 12, 2020
In other news, Jeremie Frimpong has a new mentor in Diego Laxalt.