By Alan Hutton

23rd Nov, 2021 | 4:00pm

Rangers TV pundit 'raging' with SPFL over 'unfair' Celtic decision as statement issued

Alan Hutton has slammed the SPFL for unevenly distributing tickets for the Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Hibernian.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Rangers defender blasted the decision to hand Hibs a fraction of seats in comparison to the Bhoys.

In a statement issued on Monday (22nd November), the Edinburgh outfit said they were “incredibly frustrated” to have received just 17,500 tickets for their trip to Hampden Park after requesting a 50/50 split from the SPFL.

The national stadium has a capacity of over 51,000, with Celtic set to take the majority of tickets for the 19th December showpiece.

Hutton has admitted he understands why Hibs are “raging” over the call.

He suggested the clubs should be given an even split, with unsold tickets then offered to the other side after a certain date.

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“Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I’d be raging. If that was Rangers and Celtic, would that happen? No chance.

“It would be 50/50, it is as simple as that. So it should be like that. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing, what level of team you’re playing.

“If Alloa got to the final, you should still allocate them half the stadium and then if they couldn’t sell it, the other team could take it.

“I totally get why they’re raging. They’re getting to a cup final. Why should their fans not get an opportunity to come to Hampden and support their team?

“Celtic get all these tickets? It’s so unfair. By the way, I’d be saying the exact same thing if it was Rangers that were in the final against Hibs and it was that way.

“It’s not fair. It should be 50/50, and then whatever’s left then you can take it. It’s the only fair way to do it.”

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