Celtic official confirms the reason for Motherwell kick-off change

Celtic’s game against Motherwell on 30th September has been rescheduled after a request from the North Lanarkshire side. Brendan Rodgers’ side will make the short trip to Fir Park to face Stuart Kettlewell’s highflying team.

However, the kick-off time has been rescheduled after Motherwell made a request to the league. This was confirmed by Celtic SLO, John Paul Taylor, who was able to speak to the reason for the request.

Taking to Twitter/X, JP said that the Fir Park club made the request to league officials in order to allow them to sell Pay-per-view of the match.

Motherwell are clearly looking to maximise their income from the Champions attending and it’ll be interesting to see whether they offer more away tickets on this basis.

Celtic will likely have had no objection as it means that they’ll have a couple hours extra rest ahead of the game against Lazio at Celtic Park the following Wednesday.

Celtic have a tricky September to navigate. The Scottish Champions kicked off the month with a trip to Ibrox where a Kyogo goal secured all three points. Next, Celtic host Dundee before a midweek trip to Rotterdam in the UEFA Champions League. Following that, it’s a trip to Livingston before the final game of the month – away to Motherwell.

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