BBC Scotland fake news alert over Glasgow derby tickets

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BBC Scotland are creating fake news to balance out their coverage of Saturday’ Glasgow derby.

For the two years of the fixture have been handed the 7,000 capacity Broomloan Road Stand with hoops supporters lapping up every minute of four successive wins.

The sight of partying fans in green and white celebrating long after the final whistle became too much for some fans who started a petition to reduce the allocation of tickets to supporters. In June Dave King announced that all visiting supports to would be given just 800 tickets for a small wedge between the Broomloan Road and Sandy Jardine stands.

weren’t consulted about that decision and responded by providing the club from with the same number of tickets for the opening derby clash of the season at Park.

Rather than provide a factual account of events BBC Scotland opted to roll those events together.

Brendan Rodgers has warned having a larger home support “can work for or against you” as his Celtic side prepare to visit on Saturday.

The champions will have only 750 fans at the final Old Firm match of 2018 after both clubs decided to restrict visiting allocations earlier this year.

With the area set aside for Celtic supporters is within missile reach for fans in the upper sections of the Broomloan Road and Sandy Jardine stands which should keep Police Scotland busy monitoring CCTV.

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