Rangers are in talks with UEFA over the treatment of their supporters during the Europa League final in Seville. It was reported that a number of supporters were required to remove battery packs, ear pods, and ladies’ make-up bags. All these items were permitted to be carried into the stadium. Rangers are also raising concerns about the lack of bottled water available at the stadium.
“Rangers are immensely proud of our supporters for the spirit and character they have shown, following our club in record numbers,” Rangers said in a statement concerning UEFA. “Our fans went to Seville and wowed locals with color, noise, and positivity and showed the true character of Rangers. Although the result did not go our way, we will remember the build-up to the match with great fondness.”
“However, we have major concerns around the treatment of our supporters at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, including the confiscation of previously approved and agreed items that were confiscated by the police and a lack of appropriate facilities within the stadium including the lack of bottled water or indeed water in the toilets which understandably caused severe distress to many supporters in the stadium,” the statement added. “Rangers FC are in dialogue with both UEFA and Football Supporters Europe (FSE) regarding the issues encountered by our supporters. Supporters wishing to make a complaint to UEFA should be aware that UEFA has no direct grievance procedures for supporters. Thank you for your continued support.”
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