Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has followed Neil Lennon’s lead and called for Old Firm games to be rescheduled for when fans can attend – and Rangers need to speak out and put an end to it.
The midfielder thinks it would be “worth the wait” to postpone them until fans are allowed access to grounds – insisting it is something fans “would welcome.”
“In England, people want to tune in and watch these games,” McGregor told the Daily Record.
“It would be fantastic to get a full stadium for them or as close to that as possible.
“It would certainly make sense if they could put them back so we could have the best chance of getting a full stadium. It’s something you would welcome.
“It would be worth the wait. It’s the atmosphere that makes them special.
There needs to be some serious questions asked if clubs are getting to pick and choose when certain fixtures are played, particularly when every other club in the country is going to substantially lose out as things are.
Celtic’s repeated calls for the Old Firm games to be moved to later in the season feels like a co-ordinated move from with Parkhead and there should be alarm bells ringing for some.
The suggestion that it’s all about doing what is right for the paying punter at home is utterly laughable when clubs are refusing to give live stream access to fans who aren’t season ticket holders.
If the SPFL do roll over and load all the Old Firm games onto the back-end of the season, it will be massively unfair on all the other clubs who had to accommodate Rangers or Celtic with no fans present.
With clubs seriously struggling financially, the SPFL bending over backwards to help the richest club in the country garner some extra cash at the expense of everyone else is absolutely mind-blowing.
The new season is only a matter of weeks away so the fixtures will be out soon – and if the SPFL does schedule to Old Firms later in the season, expect clubs to go back to war with the league.