WELL DONE! CELTIC FANS’ HAMPDEN BOOST

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CELTIC have been told Scottish Cup Final rivals Motherwell will not ask for a 50-50 split of the ticket allocation for Hampden on May 19.

The Fir Park outfit booked their place in the Hampden showcase event when they overcame Aberdeen 3-0 on Saturday and the Hoops followed up 24 hours later with their 4-0 thrashing of Graeme Murty’s Ibrox side.

Now, instead of demanding an equal share of briefs for the game, Well will request around 13,500 tickets for what is certain to be a 52,000 sell-out.

Controversy surrounded the allocation of tickets for last season’s Final between Celtic and Aberdeen when the Dons demanded an equal share. Due to the dimensions of Hampden and the Parkhead club traditionally taking the East Stand, that meant the champions ended up with 700 fewer tickets than the Pittodrie outfit.

A statement was released on the Celtic website, saying they were “very disappointed” with the situation, which then drew a response from the SFA defending the situation. There was similar unhappy situation in this season’s League Cup semi-final when Brendan Rodgers’ men faced Hibs.

The Easter Road club failed to sell around 10,000 tickets for the tie while Hoops fans clamoured to see the game.

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