Rangers CEO closes door on Celtic support’s Free Broomloan allocation hopes

Rangers Chief Executive James Bisgrove has said that his club would not entertain a return to pre-2018 allocations. Celtic and Rangers struck a compromise agreement with regards to away fans with 5% confirmed for the fixture from next season.

In his pre-match programme notes before today’s 3-3 draw, Bisgrove said that the European allocations that have been agreed is the appropriate arrangement for Glasgow Derby matches going forward.

“This week, the SPFL announced that next season Celtic will receive a five per cent European style allocation for the fixture at Ibrox and we shall receive a five per cent allocation of Parkhead.

“We recognise that some supporters will be frustrated and impacted, but we as a club consistently believe away fans should be present at all games. Those who have been disrupted by this will receive priority access to next season’s Old Firm matches and have been contacted directly by the club.

“Let me also be clear that this board will never entertain a return to the full Broomloan away allocation and believe the European allocations appropriate.”

There were no Celtic fans at Ibrox this afternoon and there will be none at the remaining game at Celtic Park; however, next season, there will be around 2,500 away fans in attendance for the games. The days of teams having only a home crowd at Ibrox have ended for Rangers and, despite their wild celebrations at full time, Brendan Rodgers’ side remain top by one point with Rangers having a game in hand and having to come to Celtic Park.

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  1. ”We as a club consistently believe that away supporters should be present at all games .” says theRangers CEO , James Bisgrove .
    Did no one inform him that the present situation arose because HIS club could not abide the sight of Celtic supporters celebrating at Ibrox and , in the huff , instigated the present boycott ?

    • Im elated if no theRangers supporters ever set foot in Paradise ever again. Yesterday, with no Celtic fans to direct their hatred towards they targeted our bench. This is highly unacceptable in any other league in the world where there are penalties for such behaviour, at least one, possibly two games behind closed doors. But this is the West of Scotland where the only thing that matters to the beaks is your religion and the colours you wear

      • Celtic should cancel that deal about the 5\°fan being allowed next season, it’s a win win for that scum who will have more supporters at celtic Park than we have at ipox, after Sunday we’re celtic staff where put under attack from the supporters of the scum, keep the scum out of celtic Park permanently hail hail

  2. Anthony Mcquade on

    Yet again missiles directed at away support dugout .
    Why would any fan wish to visit such a vile place ?
    Especially when you consider that this area is ,supposedly, occupied by the more sophisticated of their fans .