"We are hugely disappointed"; Celtic make official comment, unhappy with Scottish Cup situation
Celtic are ‘hugely disappointed’ that Dundee United have decided to cut the away support’s ticket allocation for Tannadice by around 2,000 briefs.
Earlier in the day, United released a statement on the pricing situation for the upcoming Scottish Cup in Dundee.
They said Celtic were eager to have the prices higher than £27, with United looking to sell them at a lower cost. That was the eventual compromise.
The Tayside club also laid out their reasons for slashing Celtic’s allocation, hoping to inspire their own lot to turn out in numbers on Monday, March 14th.
Celtic haven’t gone into the pricing dispute, but a spokesperson did tell The Scottish Sun that the club are not happy with the allocation given by their quarter-final rivals.
They said: “The prices set were a matter of agreement between both clubs.
“Clearly from our perspective we are hugely disappointed to be informed that our allocation for this match relative to our previous visits to Tannadice, which we regularly sell out, has been reduced by around 2000.”
In fairness, United have the right to be able to set their own allocations if they feel it can be an advantage to them.
Obviously, it would be a shame if they fail to sell out the Shed stand and Celtic supporters missed out on attending, but they clearly feel there’s a chance of a bumper United crowd for a huge cup tie under the lights at their stadium.
I also think prices should be as low as possible for supporters when clubs are willing to provide a discount. Celtic shouldn’t be standing in the way of that.
The atmosphere at Tannadice should be electric regardless, with the Bhoys fans certain to pack out their side of the ground and look to cheer Ange’s team into the semi-finals of the tournament.