Two newspapers from Aberdeen and Edinburgh have teamed up to hit out at the SPFL over the recent Betfred Cup semi-final fallout.
The semi-finals of the competition were plunged into controversy yesterday when the SPFL confirmed that both games would be played on the same day due to Celtic and Rangers being involved in the Europa League on the Thursday before.
That means Rangers will play Aberdeen at 12pm before Celtic face Hearts in the second game at Hampden at 7.45pm.
The decision has been criticised heavily by fans as well as Hearts, Aberdeen and their managers.
And now the Evening Express has teamed up with the Edinburgh Evening News to release front pages that both demand ‘a fair deal for our fans’:
Tomorrow the EEN joins forces with the Aberdeen .@EveningExpress to demand a fair deal for fans after the SPFL's decision to hold both Hearts' and Aberdeen's #BetfredCup semis at Hampden on the same day. Here’s a sneak peek at the front pages. pic.twitter.com/fKnzB9xLgH
— Edinburgh News (@edinburghpaper) September 28, 2018
That’s a bold, and unprecedented, move from the newspapers to combine and condemn the SPFL’s decision.
Given the backlash to the arrangements, you have to assume that this will continue and could lead the league to reconsider their decision to play both games on the same day.