Some Celtic fans are fuming at their club’s tweet which saw them release some ticket information about their upcoming Scottish League Cup final.
The Hoops beat Hibernian in the semi-final of the competition earlier this month, ousting them with a 5-2 scoreline. Mohamed Elyounoussi grabbed a brace, like Scott Brown and Callum McGregor scored one goal of his own.
But Celtic posted some ticket information on Twitter and this has left many of the club’s fans fuming.
Important ticket information: League Cup final!
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 13, 2019
absolute disgrace its about time you made season tickets and tickets photo cards and award tickets based on attendance out of order that GB seem to be guaranteed so many maybe an idea to start with investigating folk in ticket office who make a wee earner off the supporters
— Garaidh Bolingoli (@GarryChalmers67) November 13, 2019
— Valerie Graham (@Val_Celtic) November 13, 2019
Been in the HCTS since the beginning, haven’t missed a home league cup tie in that time but I don’t have the privileges to purchase a ticket!!!!!!!!! Really so what are the privileges then , what a shambles
— fitzy (@fitzymabhoy) November 13, 2019
What’s going on with this, season ticket holder here and tried to buy tickets it says I don’t have account privileges to purchase them?
— Danny (@Disco___Dan) November 13, 2019
The ticketing system for the final is based around a ballot system and the club have said that there are no special privileges for the fans who have a membership since the beginning of the campaign.
More than that, the statement has also revealed there are no special provisions for kids and young adults. The prices for tickets on the website are for only the adults and for all the stands at Celtic Park.
Despite that, the club has asked fans to understand and appreciate that it is a ‘difficult process‘. They have also said that they ‘will not be able to satisfy the demands’ of all the supporters who wish to be at the League Cup final in early December.
Some fans have expressed disappointment at not being able to get tickets for the game.
First ballot missed – absolutely gutted. I had to endure the Dunfermline game to get hit with this
— Stephen Higgins (@Steevieboy) November 13, 2019
Never got one . Absolutely raging.
— Chad Savastano (@SerKingSlayer07) November 13, 2019
What do we think?
It is fair to say that the fans have every reason to be disappointed. But from the club’s perspective, they can’t accommodate everyone. Especially when it is a huge final involving two fierce rivals, it is impossible to get tickets for every single Celtic fan. Fans who failed to get the tickets should realise that the club hasn’t been deliberate in doing that.