Rangers fans have started receiving refunds from Highland League minnows Fraserburgh after counterfeit tickets were circulated leaving fans with genuine tickets unable to gain access to tiny Bellslea Park – leaving Gers fans delighted by Broch’s handling of the fiasco.
Greenock Britannia Rangers Supporters Club shared a letter on Twitter that they received from Fraserburgh after being locked out of the Scottish Cup tie.
— Greenock Britannia Loyal RSC (@GBL_RSC) February 22, 2018
Broch’s chairman Finlay Noble expressed his disappointment at fans being unable to get into the game and as well as refunding the ticket price have offered complimentary tickets to a future game at Bellslea Park.
Gers fans were blown away by the gesture as they praised Fraserburgh with one fan saying they “wouldn’t cash the cheque” that was sent by Fraserburgh – although the supporters club later confirmed on Twitter they had donated it to a veteran’s charity.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
That is a really genuine and sincere letter. If I had got that letter I wouldn't cash the cheque.
— Chris Scott (@christtocs) February 22, 2018
Congratulations to @fraserburgh for showing class that certain teams at higher level could never have
— alan gordon (@allygee243) February 22, 2018
Well done @FraserburghFC
— James Smith (@JamesSmith392) February 22, 2018
That last paragraph………Haven't they read the Scottish Football everything is 'Ranger Bad' memo? Well done @FraserburghFC
— Brian Nesbitt (@AthleticIce) February 22, 2018
That's a really nice letter,,well done @FraserburghFC
— DJ #LETSGO #RANGERS (@delboym1872) February 22, 2018
Fraserburgh Chairman: Noble in name, noble in nature https://t.co/Um9A2B0cMY
— Lee (@140lee) February 22, 2018
Fraserburgh’s tiny Bellslea Park was absolutely packed for the Gers’ visit as Josh Windass scored a hat-trick to secure the Light Blues’ passage into the next round.
Despite being left out of pocket by the gesture, the Highland League side’s classy gesture will no doubt be long remembered by Rangers fans – many of whom still hold a grudge against Dundee United for their handling of a re-arranged game a decade ago.
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