Celtic will take on Ferencvaros a week today at Celtic Park in a Tuesday afternoon kick off in the Europa League.
It’s a surreal setup.
Glasgow hosting COP 26 has forced UEFA, Celtic and Ferencvaros to move the game from Thursday evening to Tuesday afternoon.
Celtic are still selling tickets for the game. There will be a lot of fans who can’t make it due to work, uni, college or school. There’s also the Irish support who could struggle to get over given the game time.
It could leave us without a vital element on matchday – the atmosphere.
Ferencvaros famously turned Neil Lennon’s side over in the Champions League qualifiers at Celtic Park behind closed doors. There will be much more fans in the door, however, they might just avoid a formidable European atmosphere at Celtic Park because of the games placement.
We’re hoping there’s a last minute rush for tickets and Celtic fans are organising days off, half days or pulling a cheeky sicky.
We need a win against the Hungarian’s to have a viable chance of playing European football beyond Christmas.
Hopefully Celtic can pull out a win and we can remember that one time Celtic were forced to play an oddly timed European fixture.