Rangers have become embroiled in a row with Scottish Premiership rivals Hibernian after the Edinburgh side cut the Gers’ ticket allocation for next month’s meeting between the side at Easter Road – but the whole thing is a mountain out a molehill that everyone needs to move on from.
The Ibrox board released a statement on Tuesday night criticising Hibs’ decision to reduce the number of tickets Gers fans will receive but with Hibs fans set to take up the seats no longer on offer to the Glasgow giants there shouldn’t really be any issue.
Rangers and Celtic fans have long taken sizeable travelling supports up and down the country and have ploughed money into clubs while their own fans stayed away but with some clubs starting to get close to having good crowds regularly, then allocations will be cut for travelling fans.
Had Hibs decided to cut the Gers allocation and leave the seats empty – as has happened before – then there would be far more reason for the Ibrox board to have released a statement but as it is, it is nothing more than a club catering to their own fans.
If the shoe was on the other foot and Rangers fans were being denied tickets to Ibrox because Hibs brought a particularly large travelling support then Gers fans would be, rightly, asking that the tickets given to the Easter Road side were reduced and given to fans of the Ibrox giants.
Rangers fans undoubtedly want to travel in great number and watch their side in action and could sell Easter Road out several times over but if the Hibees want to let their own fans in to see their side play at the expense of ours then there’s not really much we can do.
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