SPFL Under Fire From Fans Again

Last updated : 12 March 2014 By Stand Free Ed

Earlier this week, it was announced that Aberdeen will not be given any more tickets for the Scottish League Cup final despite requesting 7000 more.

The Dons sold their 40,000 allocation for Sunday's match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Celtic Park before a general sale could be opened up.

The club had asked the Scottish Professional Football League for more tickets to meet the continuing demand, but the request has been declined on safety grounds.

Incredulous Dons fans have taken to the Aberdeen Mad forum and social media to ridicule the notion that the SPFL can simply pass up a six-figure sum of additional income.

And there has been a swathe of support from fans of other teams who cannot believe the incompetence from the authorities.

Kevin Stewart MSP has written to the heads of the SPFL and Police Scotland to query the decision.

A petition has been set up to protest the decision and while it may be too late in the day for the Dons fans locked out on Sunday, it will hopefully give the authorities something to think about in future.

Sign the petition here