Who of the neutrals in Scotland would not want to be watching our midweek tie with Hibs? Who outside of Scotland who keeps an eye on our game would not want to see that match? Yet we the Celtic fans and anyone else who does will be compelled again to pay for the privilege when we already have Sky subscriptions and they are the promised home of Scottish football on TV.
At the weekend they showed the game from St Mirren. Next weekend they intend to be at Motherwell. Guess who the common denominator there is?
Why is this increasingly coming across as another means of giving Celtic fans the finger? This would not be new to Sky Sports Scotland who thinking inflicting the village idiot Boyd on us is terribly funny and amusing. I can see no other reason for them to do it.
Celtic fans have already expressed anger over previous broadcasting choices; to leave out the game on Wednesday whilst giving the club across town another free weekend game feels like a calculated act now, something thought through before it was implemented.
Celtic-Hibs in midweek is one of the biggest games on the calendar and whilst we all understand that these are decisions at least partly brought about by the global health crisis some of them are incomprehensible just the same, like the decision not to show this tie.
This would have been a showpiece fixture in any other season, and I can’t really see why it isn’t now except that the broadcaster just doesn’t seem to want to show us at the moment. Perhaps that will change, but I’ve looked at the fixture list and it heavily favours showing the matches of our rivals, with so many tricky away games coming up for them.
It seems that Celtic fans had better get used to being snubbed, at least for a while.