Aberdeen fans have reacted with anger after the club received less than 1,000 tickets for the upcoming Scottish Cup replay against Rangers at Ibrox.
Away teams are allowed up to 20% of tickets for Scottish Cup ties, but Rangers received only 2,000 tickets for the original game at Pittodrie.
Now Aberdeen have confirmed on their website that they will receive only 972 tickets for the replay.
The news of the ticket allocation has upset Aberdeen supporters. Derek Ledingham, who represents the Granite City Aberdeen Supporters’ Club is particularly unhappy.
He told the Daily Record: “It is a big game and there are a lot of Aberdeen fans who are concerned they are not going to get tickets.”
“Last season we took 1,500 to the replay at Kilmarnock and I know we would have easily taken that again down to Ibrox, so it is disappointing we are getting less than 1,000 tickets.”
The row over the tickets threatens to overshadow what is a huge game for the Dons.
Their season is on the line in the game. A defeat would mean that the only challenge they will have in the last two months of the season is qualifying for Europe.
Meanwhile, a win would breathe new life into their season and set up a semi-final against Celtic. Derek McInnes knows how to win in Glasgow, to keep the season alive he has to do it again.