Celtic are playing three upcoming friendlies at St Mirren Park while their own ground undergoes a few alterations. The first of which takes place tonight against Den Bosch of The Netherlands.
It would appear part of the deal that allows Ronny Deila’s side to play their friendly matches in Paisley will also enable fans to purchase Celtic merchandise from the shop, which is built into the St Mirren Park main stand.
Celtic will compensate St Mirren for the use of the ground (and shop) but that doesn’t pacify some angry Buddies’ fans who don’t want to see the colours and name of a Scottish Premiership rival splashed across their stadium. They took to social media to vent their fury.
“That Celtic takeover of St.Mirren Park has gone too far there, WAY too far,” said fan Dave McDonald.
Another pointed out: “Can’t buy a saints kit at St Mirren Park but can buy the Celtic kit. What a disgraceful situation.”
While Soctty123 added: “Celtic are playing a couple of friendlies at St Mirren Park, so we need to let them s*** all over the stadium.”
Meanwhile. the situation provided much cause for mirth among supporters of other clubs.
Seville Calculator tweeted: “Dundee United fans up in arms as St Mirren appear to take over the role of feeder club to Celtic.”
And Aberdeen fan Craig Paterson said: “Got to hand it to Celtic. Their trolling at St Mirren Park today has gotten a laugh from me.”