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The Pleas For Rangers Fans To Behave In Seville Roll In As Supporters Kicked Off Flight

The Pleas For Rangers Fans To Behave In Seville Roll In As Supporters Kicked Off Flight
By Luke Delaney
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Tens of thousands of supporters of Glasgow Rangers are arriving in Seville as we speak for tomorrow's Europa League final.

It's a landmark event for the club but there are anxieties that the cup final could be upstaged by violent Rangers supporters.

Ranger's last cup final outing was the 2008 UEFA Cup final in Manchester, which saw the city encounter its most violent night since the height of World War 2.

The club has taken the unusual step of having legends of the club record videos for fans, asking them to behave themselves this week in Spain.

Graeme Souness and Ally McCoist are just two former famous Rangers players to take part.

Chris Sutton's hilarious plea to Rangers supporters

Former Celtic man Chris Sutton issued his own hilarious plea last night on Twitter.

The Celtic legend tweeted a cheeky video message to the Ibrox faithful last night and urged Rangers fans to try and not let themselves down in Seville.


"Hello there to all the Rangers fans out there in Seville, I'm just following on with the messages from Graeme Souness and Ian Durrant and Richard Gough.

"Please just behave out in Seville and try not to let yourselves.... do the right thing guys, be good and behave and don't do anything naughty out there, okay?"


The tweet definitely caused a reaction on Twitter and has over half a million views in less than 24 hours.


Meanwhile, STV are reporting that six football supporters were kicked off a flight filled mostly with Rangers fans travelling from Manchester to Faro, which is a two hour drive to Seville.

The flight had to be diverted to Nantes.

Authorities met five people on the tarmac at Nantes Atlantique airport after the Manchester to Faro service – containing mainly Rangers supporters – was brought into land when crew members raised concerns over the conduct of a “small group” of passengers.

One man had already been prevented from boarding the 4.25pm Ryanair flight prior to take off while another required medical attention when it arrived in the Algarve 75 minutes late.

The BBC reported that police in Spain are expecting up to 100,000 Rangers fans to arrive in Seville before Wednesday's final and will be joined by more than 50,000 Eintracht Frankfurt supporters.

It's also being reported that UEFA have allocated just 9,500 tickets to each team, meaning tens of thousands of fans will be flooded across the city during the game.

With Rangers fans already having quite the reputation for their antics at European games, it comes as no surprise that police in Spain are fearing the worst.

An estimated 200,000 Rangers fans descended on Manchester back in 2008 for their UEFA Cup final against Zenit St. Petersburg back in 2008. This lead to 39 police officers being injured.

Rangers were also banned from European competition for a year back in 1972, after fans clashed with Spanish police inside the Nou Camp after their European Cup Winner's Cup final against Dynamo Moscow.

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