Celtic To Give Free Match Tickets To Unemployed Fans As Christmas Gesture Of Goodwill

Chris Wright

16th, December 2014


By Chris Wright

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Perhaps inspired by Steven Naismith’s similar charitable gesture several months ago, Celtic have announced that they are planning to give free tickets to out-of-work fans this Christmastime.

Coming via the club’s official website, Celtic made the following announcement earlier today:

“[We] are pleased to announce that we are giving away a free ticket to supporters who are unemployed this Christmas for our next home match against Ross County on Saturday December 27.

“The initiative reflects our commitment to stay true to the founding principles of the club by helping those less fortunate and remain a Club open to all.”

The statement continues:

“We hope that by giving unemployed supporters the chance to attend Celtic Park for the match against Ross County will bring some Christmas cheer to fans who may not otherwise have been able to do so.”

As per the small print, the offer is open to any Celtic fan currently unemployed (and with the relevant documentation to prove as much), with free tickets available from the Celtic Park ticket office on a first come, first served basis.

Lovely touch. Well played that club.

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  1. Inno says:

    As a Celtic fan, it’s a fantastic idea. The cynic in me wonders if they would have done this if they were selling out every game. Take what we can get in the modern game though :)

  2. Steve says:

    A great gesture from the club . I hope it is a full house on the day, pity it hasn’t been mentioned on sky but then again they have more important issues with a Scottish championship side . Interesting to hear that they wish to comply with EUFA rules, it hasn’t bothered them complying in the past when they were another company.

  3. Jarren says:

    Yep, a very nice gesture in touch with the club ethos.

    Will Rangers consider the same offer? Money may be tight but I’m sure they could manage it.

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