No Hearts fans allowed for Celtic cup-tie despite full crowd

There will be no away section at the game in Glasgow on Sunday.

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There will be no Hearts fans allowed at this weekend’s League Cup game in Glasgow despite Celtic Park hosting a full crowd for the tie.

The Tynecastle club confirmed on Tuesday that there will no away allocation for the game against the Hoops on Sunday.

In a statement released on social media they said this was due to sections of the stadium needed to remain sterile in order to maintain a ‘Red Zone’ for players and staff.

This means Celtic fans usually situated in the Main Stand will have to be moved to another section of the stadium.

The game will be Celtic’s second full-house at Parkhead in a week following Thursday night’s game Europa League qualifier against Czech side Jablonec.

The second-leg of the Europa League qualifier will be their first full crowd at Celtic Park since March 2020.

Newly-promoted Hearts have started the season well, taking six points out of six from their opening two Premiership games.

Robbie Neilson’s men followed up a win against Celtic in Edinburgh on the opening day with another three points away to St Mirren on Saturday.

A statement released on Twitter confirmed the news.

It said: “Celtic have confirmed that no tickets will be issued to away supporters this Sunday.

“This is due to the need for sections of the stadium to remain sterile in order to maintain a Red Zone, resulting in affected home supporters being moved to other areas of the ground.”

A section of Celtic Park’s Main Stand will be used for players and staff to maintain social distancing requirements.