The Scottish FA are often rightly criticised for some of the decisions they have made in recent years, but there is one decision that they have recently got correct.
SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell has revealed, as reported by the Daily Record, that the recent Old Firm ticket row won’t affect Scottish Cup matches between the sides.
Whilst both Celtic and Rangers are set to slash the tickets given to away fans for the derby from the thousands to the hundreds, that won’t be the case in the Scottish Cup.
The away side could even demand up to 10,000 tickets for any potential cup clash.
No matter what the teams say, this is a move that will be welcomed by the supporters, who actually go to the games.
The addition of a loud and boisterous away support certainly adds something to the derby, and it won’t be the same when the allocation for away fans is so dramatically cut next season.
Now that the Scottish Cup issue has been put to bed – for the time being – attention will no doubt turn to the ticket situation for the first Old Firm clash of next season.
As soon as the fixture is announced, there will no doubt be statements and talk of tickets for the away fans from both sides as the Glasgow giants gear up for yet another intriguing season.
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