Celtic fan Conor Campbell provides charter plane to Rangers supporters for Europa League final
Die-hard Celtic fan Conor Campbell has revealed that he will be sending Rangers fans on a chartered plane to Seville to watch the Europa League final.
The much-awaited clash will be between Scottish side Rangers and German club Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville.
Travel agent Conor was quoted in a report by the Scottish Sun where he stated the reason behind chartering a plane after teaming up with Gers fans Ross Simons and Thomas McKnight in their hour of need.
“I couldn’t have done this without the blessing of Ross and Thomas, who I didn’t know until last week,” he said. “They have found all the people who have needed flights and they trusted my experience as a travel agent, I’ve been able to put on a package for supporters that’ll get them to the game on time.”
“We were late to the party when we launched our first charter on Monday evening and that sold out towards the tail end of Wednesday evening and we’ve still got a huge demand.
“We’ve got so many supporters contacting us and are trying to get out there and there’s just no means of getting there.
“We’ve actually seen a bigger demand in the last 48 hours and I believe that’s because more supporters have been given tickets now and there’s just no way of getting there.”
The story is rare example of the Old Firm divide being bridged but shows how Rangers fans are excited for the final of the Europa League on May 18. The Scottish side are now well within touching distance of lifting their first major European trophy.
They have cemented their place in the final of the competition at the expense of another German club RB Leipzig, in a famous comeback while playing at Ibrox Stadium.
However, Gers are seen as the underdog in some quarters against an Eintracht Frankfurt side who registered a rather comfortable win against West Ham in the last-four clash over the two legs.
The contest will be a historical one for the Eagles as well who are also looking for their first continental title in more than four decades.
Their only major title in European football remains the UEFA Cup in the 1979-80 season where they emerged victorious against fellow German outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach.