Celtic will have fewer fans than ever in Pittodrie this coming season after Aberdeen further slashed the away allocation.
The Evening Express reports that the allocation for travelling supporters will be reduced from 2,088 to 1662. That’s after a number of recent incidents between home and away fans.
Celtic used to receive around 4,000 tickets for Pittodrie so next season’s allocation will feel significantly smaller in comparison.
Pittodrie isn’t the only ground reducing the Celtic allocation
Aberdeen’s move may have been enforced by the police. However, they’re still another club that have cut down our away allocation.
Rangers are the most notable example. Last season the Gers reduced our allocation from 7,500 to around 900 and enjoyed success as a result – winning their home derby matches.
Hibernian also halved our allocation for one match last season while Motherwell and Kilmarnock are likely to do similar this coming year.
While these decisions are down to the home clubs, it is disappointing to see them so readily chuck our supporters under the bus after years of them putting money into their club.
Celtic fans helped the likes of Aberdeen and Motherwell out when their crowds were much lower. In any other walk of life they’d be rewarded for that in future years. Not punished.