Reaction as Celtic reject season ticket share proposal

By Euan Davidson

May 26, 2021

The Shares for Season Tickets initiative launched by the Celtic Trust has been rejected.

In a statement by the Celtic Trust, who were backed by Celtic Shared and many of the support, details emerged as to why the club wouldn’t compensate its supporters with shares. The initiative, explained here, aimed to keep money in the club while compensating fans for missed matches.

The likes of Motherwell have been entirely compensated for missed games in 20-21. The Steelmen have gone as far as to offer free season tickets for those who bought into the 20-21 campaign. However, bigger clubs have been more gesture-averse, including the Bhoys.

According to the Celtic Trust, the club gave the following answer:

“The Club has delivered additional value throughout this season, including adding two additional live matches from Celtic Park, 1 live League Cup match and 2 delayed UEFA matches to the Pass the Paradise and providing virtual programmes to all season ticket holders.”

Celtic fans protest outside Celtic Park / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Reaction to Celtic rejection goes about as well as you might expect

This audacious claim by the club, as shared by the Trust, caused fury in the Hoops support late last night and into this morning. Of course, we don’t know the extent of this coming season’s ticket offering. However, this probably isn’t the “added value” a lot of supporters would’ve expected. Nor, in the view of many, will it be suitable compensation for an expensive, albeit mostly useless, season ticket.

Celtic Shared, and supporters in general, had their say:

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