The Celtic supporters can see right through Stewart Robertson's woeful ticket excuse
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.
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.
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:
They’ve killed the atmosphere at these games because of one reason, nothing to do with season tickets. They couldn’t cope anymore with being absolutely embarrassed on their home patch and watching us celebrate. Daft when you look at the current situation.— Aaron Boyd (@aboyd1888) January 13, 2022
They bottled it. Everyone knows it. They ruined the fixture by cutting the allocations.— Tictop1888 (@toptim77) January 13, 2022
Taken one of the top 5 atmospheres in world football and turned it in to 'just another' home game. Surely everybody understands that isn't a good outcome for either side?— Sam Burns (@Samburns90) January 13, 2022
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