Celtic FC’s supporter liaison officer tweeted an image of empty seats at Hibs’ Easter Road stadium, stating “football without fans…” in response to the ticket allocation.
The Scottish Premiership game yesterday (Sunday) saw Celtic offered 2,000 tickets after Hibs decided to split the South Stand where the away support sits, according to the Scotsman newspaper.
The move reportedly allowed more Hibs fans to get tickets for the game, and with the three other stands quickly selling out it gave them a chance to obtain tickets for the South Stand.
However, the empty seats left in the South Stand left Celtic’s supporter liaison officer John Paul Taylor questioning the allocation decision.
Football without fans…… pic.twitter.com/JGnHKgQAIx
— Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) December 16, 2018
Both Old Firm teams, Celtic and Rangers, are often provided an allocation for the whole stand, but Hibs have made the move to cut their allocation to allow more home fans the chance to buy tickets.