The Premier Sports Cup ticket furore shows no sign of going away anytime soon.
With Hibs feeling aggrieved at receiving less than a 50/50 split of the allocation, there has been much gnashing of teeth and howling at the moon from Jack Ross and the Hibs as they deem the allocation biased towards Celtic.
Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, former Rangers midfielder, Barry Ferguson has weighed into the debate and he believes there should be an even split of the briefs, “I agree. I think it should be a 50/50 split.
“Give them a timeframe and if you don’t sell them, say they only sell seventeen and a half thousand, twenty thousand, then Celtic can get the rest.
“Because I’m sure the Celtic supporters will snap them up in a second.
“So but I think Hibs have got to have the opportunity to have the 25,000 for the fans because it’s a brilliant occasion.
“These clubs don’t always get to cup finals.”
They don’t and maybe he would have a point if his stance on ticket allocations was consistent.
Because, strangely, in his column in The Daily Record, Ferguson AGREED with Rangers cutting the Celtic fans allocation to 800 back in 2018, “My attitude to Rangers cutting Celtic’s allocation to 800 tickets? So be it.
“I get the arguments being made for the damage it could do to the atmosphere but who knows what impact having the place almost completely full of Rangers fans will make.
“We won’t really know what difference these arrangements will make to the dynamic until we sample it.”
Hibs, only took around 5,000 fans to Hampden for the semi final. If they wanted more, they should have sold more for that game and then and only then they would have had a case.
You know my attitude to Celtic getting more tickets than Hibs? So be it.