Rangers have announced details of March’s Scottish Cup quarter-final with Championship side Falkirk – and Gers fans are furious at having to fork out £24 for the tie.
The Gers will welcome Paul Hartley’s side to Ibrox at 4.15pm on March 4 to accommodate live TV, as confirmed by the Gers’ official Twitter account, and fans are furious at the decision to charge so much.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 15, 2018
With gate receipts split – and both clubs having to agree on pricing – smaller clubs often look to cash in with many Rangers fans thinking that’s the case with Falkirk.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
£24 for the cup match against Falkirk? Ridiculous.
— Chris Park (@parkovanbasten) February 15, 2018
£24 for the game against Falkirk is also disappointing but as per usual Falkirk are looking for a big payday so make sure Rangers will make it £20+.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) February 15, 2018
@RangersFCSLO Why are we selling the Falkirk tickets at £24 considering its on TV, on a Sunday and at 4:15? We played another championship side – Dunfermline in the league cup earlier in the season and the ticket was only £18, plus Dunfermline are a better side than Falkirk.
— Dave (@dm1872_) February 15, 2018
£24 for falkirk cup tkts … live on sky 4.15 on a Sunday, was hoping for a more sensible price that could attract fans who wouldn't normally be able to afford it tbh. I'll still be there though ????????????????????????
— cranhillbear98 (@Jamiek1998James) February 15, 2018
£24 for a cup game at home to Falkirk on a Sunday at 4pm, could be one of the worst attendance in years. https://t.co/Y9knt0qv6D
— Ryan (@RFCRyan1872) February 15, 2018
24 quid for a ticket vs Falkirk is ridiculous been will still be going to support my team ????????????????
— Taylor Scott (@taylorscott72) February 15, 2018
Falkirk clearly trying to make as much money as possible out the tie £24 is a joke could be a fairly low turnout given the price of tickets and kick off time given it’s on the TV as well https://t.co/RG02iyqExi
— Barry (@bkerr72) February 15, 2018
Paul Hartley’s Bairns are currently eighth in the Championship and trying to avoid being sucked into a relegation fight.
With the match selected by Sky Sports as one of three quarter-finals to be shown live, fans are also worried the attendance will take an even bigger hit than usual.
Rangers beat Highland League Minnows Fraserburgh and League One Ayr United to get to the quarter-finals as they look to lift the trophy for the first time since Nacho Novo’s strike in the 2009 final against Falkirk.
The Gers haven’t lifted any major silverware since 2011 after the club’s financial meltdown the following year with fans hoping they will see their side lift the Scottish Cup come May’s final.
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