Rangers fans vote overwhelmingly to end Old Firm ticket boycott

Rangers fans vote overwhelmingly to end Old Firm ticket boycott
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 31: Fans cheer prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Ibrox Noise yesterday published the story we’re hearing that Rangers will offer Celtic 2750 tickets in April for the final Old Firm before the Split.

The response to this story, in the comments section, was a resounding ‘no no and no again’ with almost the vast majority fuming with the notion the club was going to cede ground on this issue and the situation was to return to away fans at Old Firm matches again.

Sentiments of ‘give those **** nothing’ or ‘not a ****** chance’ abounded, so Ibrox Noise decided to put this ‘qualitative’ response to a more measureable ‘quantitative’ poll and simply asked ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

The result was just as resounding as the comments, but with a hefty twist, and you have probably sussed what that twist was.

Yes, it was just as resounding, but the other way around.

Of 1500 votes and counting, a massive 91% of Rangers fans wanted away fans back at Old Firm matches, just 146 votes didn’t.

It once again demonstrates that, for the most part, the angry, passionate comments which are the loudest and most numerous when it comes to any issue of contention are usually the minority – it’s just their passion makes it seem like they’re in the majority.

When it comes to actually getting measurable data, like a poll, the silent majority tends to make its voice much clearer and the true picture emerges.

And in this case, the majority is overwhelming in what must be the most one-sided poll we’ve ever carried out on Ibrox Noise.

Yes, 91% of Rangers fans want the two sets of fans back in the Old Firm. It’s only sensible really.

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  1. Personally, I think we should ask the SPFL to direct that x% should be offered to away fans, be it 5%, 7%, 10% or up to 15%. Seats should be unimpeded view!!
    Clubs can offer more if they wish, but have to offer the required minimum amount. Away clubs should have to buy these tickets upfront and distribute to their fans, allowing for an audit trail but also meaning that home clubs are not disadvantaged by unsold tickets their own fans could use. Thoughts?

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