Celtic defender Caitlin Hayes has launched a scathing attack on Rangers after they 'let women's football down' by cancelling tickets for visiting fans for yesterday's 1-1 draw at Ibrox.

The Republic of Ireland internationalist was furious at the decision to withdraw tickets the day before the game with the Ibrox club citing security concerns.

An SWPL board meeting is due to take place tomorrow with Rangers expected to be asked for a full explanation about why the decision was made, particularly with such short notice given.

Three or four Celtic fans revealed themselves at full-time after the draw which kept Rangers four points clear at the top of the league with one sporting a t-shirt which read 'football without fans is nothing,' the famous Jock Stein quote that hangs inside Celtic Park. 

Hayes too revealed the same t-shirt under her strip before she then took to social media late last night to have her say.

"Football without fans is nothing," she wrote. "Today women's football in Scotland was let down. In a weekend where the Emirates was sold out and the growth of the game took an applause, the same could not be said 401 miles away.

"You simply can't advertise a fixture based upon the opportunity to see representation on a stage, with the false intent to grow the game, when the same opportunity isn't there for the opposition. Take colours away and you're denying opportunity for young girls, in particular, to see what they can be, if they dream that dream. That dream isn't exclusive to the colours you wear but inclusive to all, just like the foundations women's football was built upon.

"Whatever the circumstances may be; don't host if you can't accommodate, plan and fund, accordingly. It's the reputation of the game that gets damaged. A reputation we are ALL collectively building."