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Tuesday, 1 February, 2000, 13:03 GMT
Caley fan plans refund fight

Parkhead Broken guttering forced postponement of the game


An Inverness Caledonian Thistle fan says he is considering legal action against Celtic following last weekend's cancelled Tennents Scottish Cup tie at Parkhead.

Saturday's third round game was called off 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled kick-off because high winds tore the guttering from the roof of a stand.

Many of the estimated 5,000 fans who made the long journey to Glasgow for the match said they had been left out of pocket after Celtic refused to compensate them for the last-minute decision.


Parkhead Broken guttering forced postponement of the game
While first division Inverness Caley has offered fans free transport to the rearranged clash on Tuesday 8 February, supporter John Martin believes the Scottish Premier League club should still be forced to pay up.

He said: "I take issue with Celtic over this. The game was not postponed because the referee said the conditions were poor.

"The game was postponed because they have not ensured that their stadium was built correctly.

"This is a building flaw and I would venture to suggest that if they don't have a legal right, which I perhaps intend to challenge in terms of a refund, then they certainly have a moral obligation under these circumstances to give us a refund tickets for those people who can't make it back for the replay."

Winds of up to 60mph tore a piece of guttering off a stand which was due to named the Lisbon Lions stand in memory of the club's 'team of the millennium'.

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