Scottish Premiership side Hearts have launched a formal complaint to the SPFL surrounding the issue of away supporters attending games at both Celtic Park and Ibrox.
As reported by the Edinburgh Evening News, Hearts officials are ‘unhappy’ over the situation, which has seen no away fans able to attend either of the Glasgow stadiums in any league or cup games so far this campaign.
The reasoning given by the Hoops at the beginning of the season was due to the current use of the Covid-19 red zones within grounds, which has caused some season ticket holders to be relocated for these games.
We saw our first taste of action with away fans inside Parkhead on Thursday night when German side Bayer Leverkusen travelled to Glasgow due to UEFA’s differing rules on the red zone in comparison to those of the Scottish Football authorities.
At times away supporters help to add to the atmosphere during an away fixture, and you can see why it would be frustrating for opposition fans to be locked out of games as we begin to return to normality.
That being said, Celtic also have the duty to accommodate season ticket holders first, which might not make away supporters at every game possible.