McAvennie: Rangers are trying to wind people up, I can't believe what they've done to Celtic
Frank McAvennie has slammed Rangers for taking tickets from Celtic fans ahead of this weekend’s Old Firm.
The Parkhead icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest out of Glasgow
Sky Sports claim (21 August) Around 700 Celtic fans were expected to attend Ibrox for Sunday’s Old Firm game.
Rangers have rescinded the offer after Celtic were unable to guarantee a similar arrangement would be in place for the return fixture.
This means Ange Postecoglou’s side will have no support inside a hostile Ibrox come Sunday lunchtime.
As such, McAvennie has labelled the decision a “disgrace” and accused Rangers of trying to “wind people up”.
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“They aren’t letting Celtic fans in, it’s a disgrace,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“It’s the biggest game in Europe and that’s because of the supporters.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s at Parkhead or Ibrox, part and parcel of the game is the fans having a go at each other.
“I just don’t get it, I can’t understand why. It’s disgraceful. Rangers are saying one thing and Celtic are saying the other.
“It’s creating a bigger divide and there’s no need for it at the moment. It’s meant to be 700 fans or something.
“Incredible, honestly are Rangers just trying to wind people up at this point?”
Rangers and Celtic face each other in the firm Old Firm of the season next weekend.
The Hoops failed to beat their city rivals last season as their title defence fell apart.