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Sunday Round-Up: Tickets, Sinclair and Debuts

Celtic v Rangers - Scottish Cup Semi-Final
Celtic fans at Hampden
Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

THE BIG STORY: For once we thought we'd start with some off-field stories. Firstly, the revelation that despite the '50/50' split Aberdeen could receive 700 more tickets than Celtic for the Scottish Cup Final. Unsurprisingly this has upset a lot of people, particularly when those bottlejobs couldn't even sell out their league cup final ticket allocation. Celtic released a statement early yesterday, which the SFA replied to later in the day, with the dispute around the stand that Celtic fans supposedly prefer to sit in. This story will run and run no doubt.

Secondly, in response to the racism faced by Scott Sinclair last week, Celtic released a video after the game showing Sinclair and the Green Brigade at the end of yesterday's game with the headline 'NO to Racism'. Well done to the club on this initiative. Watch the video below.

OTHER NEWS: After that diversion, it's to matters on the pitch, as Celtic defeated St Johnstone 4-1 yesterday - match report and player ratings - and aside from Patrick Roberts' double the big story was the successful first team debuts of Anthony Ralston and Michael Johnston. Brendan Rodgers was impressed with both players. The good news continued with Johnston signing a new three year deal after the game.

Brendan Rodgers expects bids for Kieran Tierney but is confident that Celtic will not sell, as am I tbh, he won't leave just yet. He is also hopeful of trying to make Patrick Roberts' loan move permanent. More on both of these stories in the summer I expect.

ON THIS DAY: In 1988, Celtic received the premier league trophy and ended the season with a 1-0 win over Dunfermline, Chris Morris scoring the game's only goal.