Of course, we all know Celtic are not to blame. We all know that but if you were to look at the media narrative over the pricing of the Scottish Cup semi final tickets, you would be forgiven for thinking that both Glasgow clubs set up a price fixing racket.
That couldn’t be further from the truth so let’s see what the real issue is surrounding the pricing and it was perfectly explained by Clyde 1 radio host, Gordon Duncan.
Speaking on Superscoreboard, Duncan said, “For a Falkirk v Inverness game to be thirty eight quid is mind blowing.
“To me, to you, to the people listening, to the Falkirk and Inverness fans and for most fans neutrals it just feels wrong. It feels like that and I will always stick up for fans who want cheaper ticket prices.
“Having said that, as we know, the rule is there that both semi finals have to be priced the same.
“Now the truth is, you could charge 150 quid a ticket for the Rangers v Celtic game and it would still sell out.
“Naturally, you’re not gonna go that far. I’m taking it to the extremes.
“And the ticket revenue for the two semis is split amongst the four clubs.
“So whilst Falkirk v Inverness, the ticket price is high, those clubs are then going to benefit from the 38 quid because Rangers and Celtic will sell out the day before.
“So again, there’s a problem there for sure. It seems like to to everyone that thirty eight quid to watch a league one team and a championship team seems like a lot.
“But again, if you’re Falkirk and Inverness, you have to assume they’re happy with that.”
So it turns out it’s not just Celtic and Rangers that are looking for a payday.
Who would have thunk it, eh?