Hibernian have shown "bravery" by making the decision to reduce Celtic and Rangers away allocation at Easter Road. 

That's according to former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill, who believes ​Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell was well within his right to implement the change following numerous issues involving travelling fans - even though the Edinburgh club will be taking a financial hit in the process. 

Both side's of the Old Firm would usually receive up to 4,000 tickets when visiting Hibs' home ground but that number is set to be cut and will continue to be slashed further should misbehaviour persist.

Speaking on talkSPORT last week Kensell stated: “It’s impactful and important because if we’re prepared to do that (lose money) we obviously mean it’s gone too far and a line has been crossed and we want to do so something about it and address it.

"That dialogue will happen with the SFA, SPFL. We have a brilliant game in Scotland were are immensely proud of and we want to make sure it’s observed in the best way possible.”

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The topic of supporters behaving badly while in football stadiums was back on the agenda on Monday morning as the radio station discussed the unsavoury chanting heard during the weekend's FA Cup quarter-final clash between Manchester United and Liverpool.

O'Neill was asked about Hibs' strong stance on the matter and recalled: “He was talking especially about the flares and pyros. A player going to take a corner kick and being pelted with stuff. Those things are issues (for Hibs) rather than sort of tragedy chanting. It’s been going on for a long time.

“Is it something they want to try and ban because someone from a Celtic viewpoint sings The Fields of Athenry or from a Rangers viewpoint thet sing The Sash My Father Wore? I’m not sure. It’s a brave move of him in reducing an allocation if thinks this is causing deep offence to a lot of people up there because Hibs will be losing out in terms of money.”