Most Celtic supporters on twitter have reacted angrily to rumours that the club won’t be accepting 800 tickets for the Glasgow derby in three weeks time.
Getting 800 Celtic supporters in and out of Ibrox while watching the match surrounded on all sides by home supporters looks a near impossible task.
Reject tickets for ibrox. We need to make a stand, accept this nonsense now then we do it forever. Full allocation or tell them to ram it.
— Tictop67 (@toptim77) December 7, 2018
And I’ll say it again !
If you get offered a ticket for Ibrox and don’t want it , don’t take it .
It will then get passed on until it gets to someone who does want it .
It’s very fucking simple
— Derek (@TheBhoyMoz) December 7, 2018
Reading we might not take ibrox tickets. I’m hypocritical over this in that I think it’s the right decision for club to take, but I’d have taken a ticket & gone.
— Gerry (@Gerry31D) December 7, 2018
Feel sorry for all the Celtic fans that attend home & away every week, if it’s true Lawwell isn’t taking tickets for Ibrox. Our fans safety probably can’t be guaranteed with that lot, but surely it’s up to the individual. Let the fans choose to go or not.
— CMarkey (@cm11983) December 7, 2018
Surley we havent rejected tickets for ibrox? @CelticFCSLO
Utterly embarrassing and a disgrace if this is true
Should be up to the individual if they decide to take the ticket or not
— Gil (@shaun_gil) December 7, 2018
The Ibrox ticket situation is just becoming a total farce, Celtic should have made a decision on it before they came to Parkhead for the first game.
— Ryan Stewart (@stewartybhoy67) December 7, 2018
For almost 30 years Celtic have been given the Broomloan Road Stand holding 7,000 fans for games at Ibrox but during the close season Dave King abandoned that practise in a bid to appeal to Ibrox fans.
Celtic responded to that with just 800 away fans at the September derby match with a huge police operation set up to ensure their safety.
The space between the Main Stand and Lisbon Lions stand plus the single tier in the Lisbon Lions Stand ensured that there were no safety issues inside the ground.
Safety meetings between the clubs and Police Scotland should have taken place by now with thousands of Celtic supporters willing to go to the fixture.
Installing temporary barriers around the ‘away wedge’ is one solution under consideration but the Celtic support will be an easy target for missiles being thrown from the top tiers of the Broomloan and Sandy Jardine Stands.