A Celtic fan group banner was unveiled prior to Saturday’s match against Ross County protesting against the cost of ticket prices in Scottish football.
Similar Celtic supporter protests have occurred at away grounds in recent weeks and months. However, the point has now been made at Celtic Park.
It demonstrates that the campaign is not about partisan support but brought about as a desire to see fans from all clubs benefit from fairer ticket pricing.
With the campaign dubbed “Twenty’s Plenty”, the fans involved appear to want ticket prices for Scottish Premiership matches capped at £20, well below the cost of tickets up and down the country already.
It’s not going to be easy to change the mind of decision makers. Tickets are one of the primary income resources for most of the Scottish Premiership teams due to a real lack of serious TV cash.
If real progress is to be made on the issue then fans of all teams will likely have to get involved in the issue, which in Scotland has been led primarily by Hoops supporters.
Nonetheless, the latest protest has gone down well not just with Celtic fans, but some fans of other teams in Scotland.
These Scottish football supporters have taken to Twitter this weekend to share their thoughts on it all…
Can’t be any arguments from any SPFL club over this banner, get behind the message.
Twenty’s Plenty. https://t.co/aLWCf9ynPd
— Liam King (@LK95_) October 19, 2019
Not a fan of celtic but this banner is something that all fan groups should be getting behind https://t.co/iUjmhg7AeA
— Joseph Roberts (@JosephR82227867) October 20, 2019
A few weeks ago I asked the Celtic fans to display their banner at park head re ticket prices… credit where credit is due! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/eE1a21p33C
— Paisley Panda (@C1987b) October 19, 2019
I was critical of Celtic fans the other week over their banner for away ticket prices.
But fair dos to them today highlighting that Celtic are the most expensive in the league. pic.twitter.com/uG5SXqOjgA
— JailEnder (@Jailender) October 19, 2019
Good banner from the Celtic fans today pic.twitter.com/nupLENzU0G
— Tom Pearson (@tom7p) October 19, 2019
— Bungo_FCSP ☠️ (@Bungo_StPauli) October 19, 2019
Cant disagree with them
— Gary chalmers (@Garychalmers1) October 19, 2019
Well said. Let’s hope all clubs go for this. St.Mirrens next games Killie, Celtic, Hearts are all away. £81 in the space of 8days before travel costs, kids etc
People are being priced out the game
— alan cassidy (@cassidy_alan) October 20, 2019
Not often I will say this… But they are right… Football fans, old firm fans mostly, get hammered for ticket pricing because their loyalty to their clubs. Overpricing fans is a disgrace.
— Danny (@Dan_D_88) October 19, 2019