By Joe Ellis

20th Apr, 2022 | 4:40pm

Rangers should riot over pitiful 25% Europa League allocation

Rangers are just two successful games away from a European final but there won’t be as many Bears fans in Seville if they get past RB Leipzig.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side take on the Bundesliga outfit in a two-legged semi-final with either West Ham or Eintracht Frankfurt awaiting in the final.

Should the Gers get all the way to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville, they will be disappointed as to how many supporters can actually attend the game.

Henry Winter, the chief football writer for The Times, reported via his personal Twitter account that only 10,000 tickets would make their way to the fans of each finalist.

That would be fine if it were a 20,000 capacity ground but Sevilla’s home holds double that with the other 50% of the tickets going to “fans worldwide” and “local organisers, Uefa, national associations, commercial partners, broadcasters & hospitality.”

Once again, UEFA have shown their true colours of greed as they look to exploit all of their money-making avenues rather than reward the true supporters of each football club properly.

Some of these tickets have to go to the parties listed above for obvious reasons but having half the ground is just taking the mickey.

Rangers, along with their fellow Europa League semi-finalists should come together and protest this abomination of a decision and ensure as many of their fans can witness the game live as possible.

If you take 10,000 tickets away from the generic football fans, that gives an extra 5,000 to each finalist which is far more acceptable even if it isn’t ideal.

Before the club can think about that in any way, they have a very tough assignment against Leipzig who are only in the competition having been knocked out of a Champions League group by Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

In other Rangers news, the club have been excluded from an SPFL commercial deal that involves all 11 other top division clubs.