By Beck Pascal

23rd Apr, 2022 | 11:30pm

Ally McCoist urges Rangers and Celtic to cut the ticket 'nonsense'

Ally McCoist has taken a swipe at Rangers and Celtic insisting the Old Firm duo need to “get rid of the nonsense” regarding away fans. 

Last week’s Hampden Park Scottish cup semi-final between the Glaswegian rivals saw a “magical” atmosphere with both sets of fans in full voice. 

 The Light Blues allocated just 700 tickets to the Hoops for their most recent Ibrox clash and McCoist has had enough.

Speaking on BT’s Scottish Football Extra via Daily Record, he said: “How good was the atmosphere on Sunday, with two sets of old firm fans in that place [Hampden Park].

“These two clubs, get your heads together and get rid of the nonsense. Away fans must be allowed to travel to each other’s grounds in numbers.

“The atmosphere on Sunday was magic.”

Insisting that McCoist makes everything about the Gers, Sutton interjected saying: “Ally dismisses any Hearts chat and gets straight on the Rangers and Celtic wagon again.”

Childish.

This is a hugely historic tie in which the fans play a massive part in. You would struggle to find two better sets of fans and a bigger rivalry in world football and the current situation with the fans is a massive hindrance. 

Both clubs need to grow up and allow more away fans in their ground for Old Firm clashes but the trouble is that they are both as stubborn as each other. 

The atmosphere at Hampden last week was something to behold as both sets of fans supported their teams and that should be something both teams consider next season. 

The pair need to come together and resolve this rather tedious issue to allow the fans to enjoy the football again. 

An away Old Firm derby is the biggest game of the season for many Rangers fans and a lot have missed out on that in recent years. 

The fans deserve much better and the Bears and Celtic need to sort it out. Then the onus has to be on the fans to behave to make sure neither club regrets their decision.

In other Rangers news, van Bronckhorst has called for one man to step up amid the Gers’ injury crisis.