A constituency within Newco had enough of Celtic fans turning Ibrox into a party venue. They decided an arrangement, that has been in place when Celtic visit Ibrox for longer than the host club has been in existence, had to stop, and convinced Newco to do their bidding. Celtic were offered 700 tickets, an arrangement they reciprocated.
This is a farce, it is inherently unsafe, it incurs disproportionate police costs and Celtic should have no part of it. Tell them the normal allocation of 7,500 tickets for visiting fans should be issued, or there should be no visiting fans whatsoever.
Celtic have an open invitiation to accomodate 7,500 fans or to reciprocate at a lower number. In effect, this is a passive stance, ceeding the decision to one of Newco’s pressure groups. It is time to take control, either there should be no visiting fans or a safe and appropriate number. We cannot allow Scottish football to be ragdoll-ed by an angry fringe any longer. I would be happy if we never saw them inside Celtic Park again.