Rangers fans thought they had been given a treat from the club when season ticket renewals appeared on the official website with 30% off last season’s price – but they were left disappointed when it was confirmed that it was only part of a ‘test’ being done on the site.
Fans rushed to snap up renewed season tickets despite not having been inside Ibrox in over a year as they looked to snap up seats to see Steven Gerrard’s campions next season.
The ST renewal page was only in testing and the price there is not an indication of renewals
— RangersFC SLO (@RangersFCSLO) March 25, 2021
However, SLO Greg Marshall was quick to confirm that it was only a test as fans took to Twitter to question the seemingly low-key launch.
With some fans saving sizeable sums on last season, there were plenty who were delighted with tht appeared to be a huge gesture from Rangers to reward the loyalty of supporters who paid for a season ticket last year but have had to watch from home.
While fans were disappointed that it was only a test, they weren’t too fussed over what is a fairly minor error – with some seeing the funny side.
However, the response from Greg Marshall left some fans angry when he said fans had “caused the admin team work” by purchasing the tickets through the live ticket sales page on the website.
Here are some of the comments from disappointed Rangers fans on Twitter:
Season ticket renewals pic.twitter.com/NAonwfVXUc
— 🇬🇧 Scottie 🇹🇭 (@ksc4273) March 25, 2021
30% off Season Tickets 🤩
It was only “testing” ☹️ pic.twitter.com/yD9QaQ11sP
— EmpireFF (@EmpireFF) March 25, 2021
Me seeing it was fake news and a test. pic.twitter.com/RKzz50sLKl
— LaudrupsHair (@LaudrupsHair) March 25, 2021
See the 30% off season tickets lasted long expect a staunch increase of 18.72% troops
— wee al (@WeesuperstarAl) March 25, 2021
I’ve renewed my season ticket in the past before the renewals are officially out, like soon as it’s went live on the website I’ve renewed,
Shouldn’t get my hopes up 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/lIivvwPIIV
— Mr M (@MBS1872) March 25, 2021
Although the response from SLO Greg Marshall didn’t seem to go down particularly well after fans discovered it was only a test:
Would not do this job for the world but I honestly don’t see how fans can be blamed here, bit of a bad look😂 https://t.co/XqcoaQC1wT
— Robyn (@RobynPh_) March 25, 2021
Wouldn’t thank you for his job, but he really doesn’t help himself sometimes 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/C5rAVdA11H
— 👤 (@FacelessRanger) March 25, 2021
Read the room, mate. https://t.co/h2YrBBh9cm
— Craig Swift (@TopFenceClimber) March 25, 2021
— 𝕷𝖊𝖊 💀⚓️ (@Whatsunnn_) March 25, 2021
I've caused the admin team work because I've renewed my season ticket.
By giving The Club £440 upfront during the midst of a pandemic where football is haemorrhaging money, I've caused the admin team work. Wow https://t.co/OBNzTVdR30
— Tapes (@SerMuscat) March 25, 2021
Don’t think anyone was expecting a reduction anyway but I have absolutely no idea why you would build a renewal package, assign different prices than last year, and then make it live on the site. https://t.co/8qC9OataZw
— Iain (@CemetryGates89) March 25, 2021
Why would you purchase your season ticket that was in yer basket😡😡😡😡 https://t.co/n8NjnLU595
— Jeffco (@Rjeffrey1872) March 25, 2021
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