The Celtic supporters can see right through Stewart Robertson's woeful ticket excuse

By David Walton

January 13, 2022

The Celtic supporters are seeing right through Rangers and their Managing Director Stewart Robertson after today’s woeful Glasgow Derby ticket update.

The Ibrox chief stated via the Athletic Football Podcast, Robertson stated that Celtic’s allocation at Ibrox won’t increase anytime soon. This is due to the idea that his support comes first and it would effectively be too difficult to take the seats from season-tickets.

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It was an incredibly laughable verdict given by Robertson. Rangers can do whatever they want with certain seats once a season-ticket is up. They can take certain fixtures away from those seats due to an increased away support. However, he isn’t going to take up that opportunity.

Celtic have continued to ensure that only 800 Rangers supporters are allowed into Parkhead whilst our own allocation cut has been ongoing. It’s a move that has seen the club back its own supporters and refuse to allow them to be disadvantaged by our rivals.

But you have to laugh at Rangers’ continued insistence in sticking with current allocation figures. You would hope they would rise above the tribalism and make it more of a spectacle.

Celtic supporters not buying Stewart Robertson’s pitiful excuses

Fans are itching for greater away attendances at these fixtures. The Celtic support would largely be fine with Rangers getting more seats at Parkhead if it meant a return to Hoops supporters getting the Broomloan Road Stand in Govan.

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Rangers will say they’ve been vindicated in how the derby matches have gone since they made the decision. But you could also say they missed the chance of winning derby matches and silencing more opposition supporters. It just shows how petty they want to get.

In fact, what it truly is if we’re getting serious is a sign of just how much we broke that club between 2016 and 2019. They’ve never really been able to recover mentally from it, and decisions like this continue to prove that.

Regardless, it isn’t fooling anyone in the Celtic support. A plethora of Hoops fans have been giving their opinions on it, but everyone knows exactly why Rangers are refusing to change their allocation rules for derby matches.

And below, we take a look on Twitter what Celtic fans believe that reason is:

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