Celtic support should make their voices heard as fans face PPV decision once more

By John Reid

November 13, 2020

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.

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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.

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Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter as Celtic fans face forking out once more:

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