Rangers red-faced as Eintracht Frankfurt sell out beam back stream at home ground
The Europa League final on Wednesday (18 May) was always going to attract more fans than the ground could hold, especially from Rangers.
Considering the Light Blues sold out their home leg of the semi-final against RB Leipzig, you can see why the 7,000 tickets they were given for the final at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville flew off the shelves at lightning speed.
Not every supporter was able to get a ticket and many more won’t have been able to get the time off or afford the prices of tickets and travel too.
An alternative that the club could and should have done is hire some enormous screens to beam the game back to Ibrox for all of those fans unable to make it to Seville for whatever reason that may be.
But the club confirmed on Friday (13 May) that they are unable to make such an event happen due to a lack of safety staff on hand with the usual Ibrox contingent required in Spain.
Glaswegians unable to make it to mainland Europe for the game will be understandably frustrated and they will be even more irritated when they see what Eintracht Frankfurt (their opponents) have managed to do.
The Bundesliga side is putting on an event at their Deutsche Bank Park stadium where they will have live music performances and guest interviews three hours prior to the game kicking off on their giant screens [Glasgow Evening Times].
Not only that, but at 10 euros per ticket for the event, they have already completely sold out their 50,000-seater ground and some people are now trying to resell those tickets for a jacked-up price online.
The fact that they have been able to put such an event on while Rangers cannot is a really embarrassing moment for the club’s hierarchy who will all be a little bit red-faced when they read the news.
In other Rangers news, Club 1872 have asked for Stewart Robertson to respond after what he said yesterday (12 May).