By Frank McAvennie

23rd Jan, 2023 | 12:08pm

Celtic idol slams 'awful' SFA after what he's just spotted

Celtic idol Frank McAvennie has slammed the SFA over the poor condition of the Hampden pitch for the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker compared the national stadium’s pitch to a “potato field” after watching both matches and urged the SFA to take action.

Last week, as relayed by the BBC (16 January), the SFA and the SPFL have confirmed that the playing surface at Hampden is being assessed with a view of “enhanced pitch maintenance provision”.

The pitch hosted consecutive cup semi-finals last weekend during a spell of heavy rain in Glasgow and all four managers complained about the playing surface.

The Viaplay Cup final between Celtic and Rangers will take place on 26 February at the stadium in Glasgow.

McAvennie urged the SFA to make sure the pitch is in better condition for the final.

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The SFA are obviously not doing anything,” he told Football Insider.

It was like a potato field, it was awful.

I am so glad Celtic were playing the first game because Sunday was horrendous. I felt sorry for both teams.

They are talking about getting the pitch ready for the final, but it should be ready for the semi-final. I do not think there is anyone working in the SFA that has played football before.

They got a lot of stick for it so hopefully come the cup final it will be ok.”

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