St Johnstone recently announced the ticket details for the upcoming Scottish Cup quarter-final against Celtic on the 1st of March at McDiarmid Park.
Hoops supporters will be getting three stands of the stadium, with the Perth side limited to just one. The decision is similar to the trial the Saints are having for home league games against both Celtic and Rangers.
Decision will be welcomed by Hoops fans
The news will be welcomed by Celtic fans, as it will almost be like a home game for the Hoops, as the stadium will be full of green and white scarves.
When the teams met in the league a few weeks ago, the Hoops cruised to a 3-0 win, which could have been inspired by the fact that the stadium was full of Celtic fans.
Now the situation is going to repeat itself, as the Celtic support is going to take over McDiarmid Park for the second time this year.
However, whilst Celtic fans are probably happy with the ticket decision, it seems that some St Johnstone fans are not.
Some took to social media to complain about the situation. One fan described the decision as ‘poor’, whilst another classified the decision as ‘ridiculous’.
It will be interesting to see if St Johnstone decide to continue with this approach to games against Celtic and Rangers next season.
If the responses from fans are as annoyed as the ones on Twitter, then they may decide to end the trial run.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the news that Celtic fans will once again take over McDiarmid Park:
Yes, disappointing, but in last three home games there was 17,400 through the turnstiles, with half that figure coming from the Celtic match. Makes economic sense, just not the level playing field fans want.
— Joe90 ⚽ (@specs_joe90) February 17, 2020
This is bad, while I fully support the stands Stance for league games, to give them 3 for a cup game is wrong, just wrong!
More than disappointed.
— John Kirkham (@JohnWKirkham) February 17, 2020
That’s a ridiculous decision! Saints fans should have been housed in the Ormond Stand and East Stand. £20 or less for tickets. Not sure what Steve Brown is thinking here, there will be less than 1,000 Saints fans at this game now.
— Niall Murdoch (@niallbeforezod) February 17, 2020
Hot off the press , my hometown team have just announced they’re giving Celtic the home dressing room too .
— The Doc (@bazer_g) February 17, 2020
— Iewis (@lewis_brxwn) February 17, 2020
If it’s all about the cash just move it to Celtic Park and be done with it.
— Desmond73 (@ramblinggardner) February 18, 2020
Giving them 3 stands for a Scottish Cup game is poor …. very disappointed. Not really a home advantage now is it?!
— Lee-Anne Dawson (@Leezay4) February 17, 2020
No point giving them 3 stands at that price! Should have charged £35. Little diff in £ made if you had given them the two stands! Why didn’t you do a ticket voucher scheme for non ST at the Motherwell game?? Poor marketing again by club. Going backwards with fan incentives!
— James (@fifesaint1978) February 17, 2020