No one’s sure how things will shape up for the NBA following its suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic currently plaguing the world. As things stand, nothing is certain. We don’t know if the season will resume or if we’ll even get a playoffs. Heck, we’re not certain there will even be a 2020/21 season.
The Boston Celtics, though, seem pretty confident over the latter and have already started processing season ticket payments to that end.
After it was announced that the current term would go on pause, the team informed fans that tickets already bought for suspended games would be taken into consideration when the season’s schedule was reworked by the NBA. The Celtics also let fans know they would be reimbursed if they’d purchased tickets for canceled games or games played without fans in their arena.
Of course, nothing less was to be expected and the Celtics were well aligned with the compassion required from teams for their fans in the wake of such a disaster. Yet they’ve managed to stir up the ire of their supporters with their latest ticket revelations as, according to the Boston Globe, the team told season ticket holders they were moving along and processing payments as of Friday.
This is as alarming as it is insensitive. The world is at a standstill, with many people unable to even get to work as many have been forced to remain home. Businesses are shutting down operations amid this crisis and we can’t even begin to imagine just how bad this will be for the economy or how long it will take for things to go back to normal when this is over.
Let’s hope they decide to backtrack on this as it is certainly not a good look for one of the most respected organizations in all of sports.
Not cool, Celtics. Not cool.