Rangers fans have been left fuming by an update provided by the Glasgow Subway service ahead of a high-profile fixture against Real Madrid.
The Gers are taking on Los Blancos at Ibrox at 6pm on Sunday in their final pre-season friendly.
12,750 fans will be in attendance, over 4000 more than will be permitted at another friendly against Brighton the previous day.
Some fans are disappointed with the allocation but it still represents major progress, as it will be, by some distance, the largest crowd to attend a match at Ibrox since a Europa League Last 16 first-leg clash against Bayer Leverkusen in March 2020.
Supporters who are accustomed to using the Subway to get to and from the stadium on matchdays are going to have to find an alternative mode of transport for their return journeys, though.
That’s because it’s been announced that the service will close at the usual time of 6pm, with no additional trains being put on for fans.
If you are planning to travel to the @RangersFC v @realmadrid match this Sunday at Ibrox, please note that Subway will be operating as normal and will close around 6pm and will not be operational when the match finishes. Please plan ahead and #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/zq0aDEtVWw
— GLASubwayTravel (@GLASubwayTravel) July 21, 2021
Clearly, this would be a bigger issue if the ground was set to be filled to capacity.
Still, though, many fans will now have to make potentially costly alternative plans to get home and some have expressed their anger and disbelief at the idea of a transport service closing so early during the weekend.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Another example of this backward country we live In…….want to call ourselves a major European city and destination? Poor poor stuff
— Andy (@theboysof609) July 21, 2021
6pm on a Sunday in the height of summer
No wonder the country is going backwards
— 🇬🇧 Scottie 🇹🇭 (@ksc4273) July 21, 2021
City that tries to market itself as a major modern tourist destination and we have a subway system that operates in the dark ages.
Hours need a major modification & it needs extended to other areas
— 99 Problems But 55 Ain’t 1 (@laudrupsleftpeg) July 21, 2021
Model villages have trains and subways with longer hours of operation 😂
— Wilson (@GravySeals1) July 21, 2021
Compare and contrast with every other major city on the planet, what an embarrassment
— Airman (@airman614) July 21, 2021
A subway that closes at 6pm at night!! Welcome to Scotland 🤷🏼♂️🤷🏼♂️🤣🤣
— 🇬🇧Dougie🇬🇧 (@dougiethebear) July 21, 2021
The year is 2021 and glasgow subway is still 50 years behind every subway in the world.
— kenny weir 🇬🇧🏆🇬🇧 (@kenny_weir) July 21, 2021
Haha, that’s embarrassing. Wake up
— tommy boll (@bluesith12) July 21, 2021
— Richard Middleton 🇬🇧 (@Richard56830486) July 21, 2021
— David_Davy_Dave (@David_Davy_Dave) July 21, 2021
Additionally, Rangers fans have questioned the logic behind fan allocations in Glasgow following a Celtic announcement.