Rangers fans caused 'absolutely no damage' to Seville during the Europa League final
It has been revealed by the Mayor of Seville that reports of Rangers fans vandalising Seville, during their Europa League final trip, are wide of the mark.
Over 100,000 Rangers fans made the trip to Seville to witness their gut-wrenching defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Mayor of Seville Antonio Munoz has revealed there was no damage done to Seville during their stay.
As quoted by the Daily Record on Friday [27 May], Munoz said: “There was absolutely no damage to any of our heritage sites.
“I saw pictures claiming there was damage in the Plaza de Espana, for example, but they are undoubtedly fake.
“It’s a lie to say it was damaged, there was no vandalism.”
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Credit to their club
There was plenty of reason to be concerned as 100,000+ Rangers fans headed out to Seville and rightly so after the scenes during the Euros and recent fan disorder that has emerged in the UK.
However, the Gers fans’ behaviour whilst in Spain was a credit to their club.
Especially with their side losing in such a heartbreaking manner, it wouldn’t have been a surprise to wake up to news of fights and trouble breaking out in the aftermath.
The media were building up a narrative before the match asking Rangers fans to behave and this can almost come across as patronising.
Having an ex-player plea with the fans to behave will not prevent a small minority from causing trouble.
In the lead up to the game, there was an assumption that trouble was going to break out and it’s a pleasant surprise that it didn’t.
Rangers will be hoping for yet more famous nights in Europe in the coming years.
In other Rangers news, a BBC reporter has named the club in a multi-club chase for a prized free agent.