St Mirren say sorry to fans for accommodating Rangers title party



St Mirren have apologised to fans and offered a £10 reduction on season tickets after Buddies supporters were enraged by the club’s plan to accommodate a title party for Rangers.

The Paisley club have agreed to give the runaway Championship leaders the south, north and part of the west stand for the final day clash on April 30.

St Mirren ParkSt Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick claims the move could earn the club a £70,000 windfall but around 200 season ticket holders will be forced to relocate to the main stand.

A statement signed by Fitzpatrick and St Mirren Fans Council chairman Colin Haggerty read: “As a result of feedback received from our supporters affected by the change in seating at the forthcoming Rangers match, the club has engaged with The St Mirren  Fans Council and have taken on board the thoughts and feelings of our supporters.

“As a result the affected Season Ticket holders are being offered a £10 reduction on next season’s season ticket and will be invited to a special screening of the League Cup winning video at a future date to be confirmed.

“The venue will be the new SMFC 1877 supporters club which will open shortly. Players from the cup winning team will be in attendance.

“The club wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“The board will always act in the best interests of St Mirren FC and their supporters and hope this gesture demonstrates our commitment to the financial needs of the club and the feelings of our loyal supporters.

“We will be contacting the affected supporters directly.”