Glasgow Rangers and Celtic fans react on Twitter to Kilmarnock's Old Firm ticket allocation decision

A general view of the Rugby Park stadium ahead of the Betfred Cup First Round match between Kilmarnock and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

A row erupted between Glasgow Rangers and Killie after the Ibrox club saw their ticket allocation cut, and Old Firm rivals Celtic have been dragged in.

A general view of the Rugby Park stadium ahead of the Betfred Cup First Round match between Kilmarnock and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers and Kilmarnock have found themselves caught up in a row which has now also brought Celtic in after the Ibrox club saw their ticket allocation for their final Scottish Premiership game of the season halved.

The Ibrox club are usually given the Moffat and Chadwick stands at Rugby Park, but they will now be housed solely in the Chadwick Stand for the league meeting in Ayrshire on 19 May, with just 4,000 tickets allocated to the Gers contingent.

 

 

In response, Rangers said in a statement - as reported by The Herald - that they were disappointed with this decision, "which will force us to consider carefully what allocation we will seek for future matches at Rugby Park" - something which could leave Killie with a shortfall in ticket revenue.

Kilmarnock chief Billy Bowie then hit back with an interview with Record Sport in which he spoke out about both Rangers and their Old Firm rivals Celtic, claiming that the club spoke to their supporters and the general consensus was that "they are intimidated when the Old Firm sides come to Rugby Park."

 

A general view of the stadium's artificial pitch prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park on February 17, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

"So we have decided what we want to do is create an environment for them on match days where they feel absolutely safe," he added. "We want them to feel comfortable bringing their families to any Kilmarnock game and that has not always been the case."

Needless to say, Bowie's comments have not gone down too well on either the blue side or the green side of Glasgow, and Twitter saw some fans of the two clubs express their opinions on the matter:

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