Celtic fans turned on Chris Sutton after he applauded the decision to switch the Betfred Cup semi-final with Hearts from Hampden to Murrayfield.
Plenty of long distance supporters had booked travel and accommodation for an evening match in Glasgow will now have to pay extra to change their arrangements or miss out on the match.
As part of the BT Sport team Sutton has a vested interest in the issue which has worked in favour of Aberdeen and Hearts fans with Celtic supporters inconvenienced.
Sarcasm Chris? Could not be more ludicrous. Blatantly anti Celtic .
— Francesco (@wotsinaname10) October 3, 2018
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) October 3, 2018
I have to disagree with you on this issue Chris. Doncaster deserves no credit. Him and the group within the SPFL that made the original decision are idiots. No discussion with clubs, the police or transport providers. All they cared about was income rather than the supporters.
— Barrybhoy (@barrybhoy99) October 3, 2018
Well done? They should have known the fans reaction before making that ridiculous decision in the first place.
Their incompetence knows no bounds
— Modge (@ModgePKR) October 3, 2018
All teams wishes granted, except Celtic
— Chris Gow (@CG_Legends) October 3, 2018
I get the change but cant understand y the first drawn tie is the one moved, other than its celtic, esp since we have away tie on thurs and they give us an early kick off, while the other 3 teams have no travel midwk, and dons and sevco get later kick off??
— Paul (@Paulmctumshie) October 3, 2018
Too late though as this should have never got to this point. When the draw took place Murrayfield, Ibrox or Celtic Park should have been the alternative venue for the Sunday or playing them on different weeks. Sort of think that never happens amongst those that run the game.
— Brian Hallett (@brian2208) October 3, 2018
Last season Celtic supporters were left outside of their Betfred Cup semi-final against Hibs while the Edinburgh club barely half sold their allocation of tickets.
Now the SPFL, ie supporters attending the matches, will have to shell out to the Scottish Rugby Union before the pooled gate money is split between the four competing clubs.
Murrayfield has no history of hosting segregated football matches with the SPFL having to prepare for a crowd of 60,000 although many Celtic fans are considering staying away in protest.