'Celtic determine the ticket allocation for visiting teams’

It follows comments made by Rangers MD Stewart Robertson that away allocations for Old Firm fixtures would return.

Celtic confirm that they determine ‘the ticket allocation for visiting teams at Celtic Park’ SNS Group

Celtic have said that they will determine “the allocation for visiting teams”, following comments made by Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson that away fans at Old Firm fixtures would return.

In a post made on the club’s official Twitter channel, the Parkhead club has clarified that it “determines the allocation for visiting teams at Celtic Park”.

The post read: “Further to recent media reports regarding ticket allocations for away fans at Celtic Park, to clarify, Celtic determines the allocation for visiting teams at Celtic Park and will confirm the position for future matches at the appropriate time.”

It comes after Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson said away allocations would return to levels “we’ve had for the last couple of years”.

Rangers were not given an away allocation for their trip to Celtic Park earlier this month, and no Celtic fans were inside Ibrox for the first Old Firm game of the season last August.

The last time away fans were in attendance was in December 2019 when Rangers beat Celtic 2-1 at Parkhead.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Robertson said: “There will be away allocations in the next two games.

“Because of the Covid situation that we had back in August, the two clubs got together and actually agreed that we wouldn’t have away fans, because we had red zones we weren’t sure what the Covid situation was going to be for that period of time.

“So there will be away fans for the two games remaining.”

He added: “It will be the allocations we’ve had for the last couple of years and going into next year and probably the preceding years after that, as far as I can see at the moment it will be at that level.”

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