The Union Bears have been forced to cancel their planned Tifo display at Hampden.
A message on twitter tonight confirmed that the Ultras group had had their plans cancelled by Brian Muir who presumably is an official of Hampden Park.
— Union Bears (@UnionBears) December 7, 2019
Green Brigade Update
We can confirm that the full standing section will be open for tonight’s game and tickets for those within the section who were successful in the ballot have been guaranteed for Sunday’s Cup Final.
We look forward to getting back to supporting the team. pic.twitter.com/6YwifSDIDY
— North Curve Celtic (@NCCeltic) December 4, 2019
It was only on Tuesday that the Green Brigade were given their allocation of tickets for Hampden with a Tifo display highly unlikely at such short notice.
Both clubs will be heavily backed at Hampden with a 50-50 allocation of tickets for the first time since April 2018 when Celtic won 4-0 in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.
At the start of last season Dave King decided to cut Celtic’s allocation of tickets for Ibrox from 7,000 down to 800 with Celtic responding with a similar reduction.
The lack of Tifo displays may detract from the pre-match build up but there will be no lack of passion from the Celtic support as they look to cheer their team on to a 10th successive domestic trophy.
At 1,45pm Neil Lennon’s side will be announced with all eyes on whether Odsonne Edouard has recovered from the injury that has forced him out of the last three matches.