Now, let this be said, I have no great love for the supporters of Napoli. Or the club.
Their political leanings are so far removed from us as Celtic supporters, I would be happy not to play them in at any level of European competition.
But it seems with the Govan club in ‘mourning’ there was a rearrangement of their Champions League fixture in Glasgow, delaying it by 24 hours.
But not only that, they have also facilitated a lock out of away fans leaving Napoli supporters who are making the trip high and dry.
And it didn’t go down well over in Italy.
Italian politician Luigi Musto [Daily Record] raged, “I have expressed my total disdain over this decision. Hundreds of Napoli supporters have already bought flights, hotels and tickets for the match in Glasgow.
“I can understand the decision to move the game 24 hours given the public order reasons stated by the local police forces in Scotland. But why would they close the away end? It’s totally unacceptable. Fans should not have to pay for these idiotic decisions.
“SSC Napoli have already said they will refund tickets, but that is just a small proportion of the costs to supporters. Who will pay for the cancelled flights? The British Government? UEFA? And the Scots have the same problem for the game in Naples – a decision disguised as being at a ‘level playing field.’ It’s an absurd decision and a disgraceful one.
“Already, I have been inundated with requests about. The fans are rightly furious. I will always defend the people of this city and I hope Napoli demand UEFA compensate the fans.”
I can you one thing Musto, you will not get a penny out of the Ibrox club in compensation. Absolutely no chance!
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