Rangers fan news confirmed, Uefa have got it wrong - pundit

By Danny Mills

14th May, 2022 | 10:00am

Pundit lambasts Uefa after 'sad' confirmed Rangers news in recent hours

Danny Mills has questioned the decision to stage the Europa League final with Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt at Sevilla’s 42,714-capacity Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender it is “sad” and “unfortunate” that so many Rangers fans will miss out on a ticket.

As relayed by STV earlier this month (6 May), the Ibrox club have been given just 9,500 tickets for the showpiece occasion next Wednesday (18 May).

Rangers confirmed on Friday (13 May) Uefa have given the green light for specific fan zones so supporters travelling to Spain will not miss out on the atmosphere and can watch the game.

“It’s always the way, the Champions League is no different,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“The number of fans that want to go watch it, you’ve got two teams that can sell 60,000 tickets each.

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“A lot of this is already allocated to sponsors and everything else so a lot of fans are going to miss out, sadly.

“They’re not going to be there, it’s unfortunate. But what else can you do? Even if you split it down the middle, there are still going to be at least 30,000 fans from each side who miss out.

“Having in that stadium is probably the only question you would look at. Most are held in 60,000 or 70,000-seater stadiums and that’s still not enough.

“You’re always going to have people miss out. We’ve seen at Wembley for FA Cup finals and EFL Cup finals, there are just not enough tickets.

“English and Scottish fans travel like nobody else in terms of the number of fans. We’ve seen that with Liverpool in the Champions League before.

“It’s an unfortunate situation where maybe the wrong stadium has been picked.”

In other news, Rangers are in advanced talks with a senior star over a new contract.