CELTIC were left raging yesterday when it was revealed Hibernian had failed to sell 10,000 tickets for today’s crunch semi-final.
When the draw was made Hibs DEMANDED an equal share of the tickets for the match and gave assurances the briefs would be shifted.
Celtic were told at very short notice and are furious they were not given the opportunity to sell these tickets to fans who wanted to go to the game, having sold out their initial allocation.
A spokesperson for Celtic said: “Celtic Football Club is extremely disappointed to learn so many tickets will be unsold for such a prestigious and eagerly awaited match.
“Hibernian demanded an even split of tickets but as it stands have only sold half their allocation.
“It is totally unacceptable that we have thousands more season-ticket holders wishing to attend the match but they will now not be able to, whilst thousands of seats lie empty.
“This is not for the first time this has happened and we will be writing to the SPFL on a matter which needs to be addressed.”
Today’s early kick-off is for a place in the final of the Betfred League cup where Brendan Rodgers will go up against former Celtic manager Neil Lennon.