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SPFL prints wrong kick-off time on tickets

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has faced further embarrassment after sending out tickets for a Scottish League Cup semi-final game with the wrong kick-off time.

The Aberdeen-Rangers game is scheduled to start at 4.30pm on Sunday, though supporters found their passes stated a 12pm kick-off time.

Originally, the league had scheduled both semi-final games for the same day with both to be played at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Following pressure from police and the clubs involved, the SPFL opted to move the Hearts-Celtic match to Murrayfield in Edinburgh and pushed back the kick-off time of the other semi at Hampden.

The changes to the scheduling were announced on October 3, three weeks ago, but tickets received today (Wednesday) still had the old start time.

An SPFL statement read: “After consulting both Aberdeen and Rangers, it was unanimously agreed that the already printed tickets – detailing the original kick-off time – should be issued to all supporters.

“This decision was taken to enable the clubs and their supporters to secure their tickets for the match as early as possible, and to help them make the necessary travel arrangements, as a full reprint would have taken at least eight days.

“Both clubs also agreed on 3 October to include an information slip with all tickets sold to supporters detailing the revised kick-off time for the fixture and to confirm that the tickets are valid for the match, regardless of the original kick-off time.”

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