Key figures in Seville branded “scumbags” as leading Rangers fans raise concerns
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Rangers fans criticise Spanish police for handling of Seville

The treatment of Rangers fans by Spanish police in Seville has come in for criticism from leading Ibrox supporters as the dust settles on the Europa League Final defeat.

The Gers suffered penalty kick heartbreak as Eintracht Frankfurt expertly dispatched the Ibrox side after a 1-1 draw, the club netting all five spot kicks.

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Rangers missed only one – a controversial kick from Juventus loanee Aaron Ramsey – and this proved decisive in a tight affair in Seville.

But before and after the final whistle Rangers fans have been vocal in their discontent with the Spanish police throughout their time in Spain.

There were reports of battery packs, make-up bags and headphones all being disposed of by coppers in order for the club’s fans to get into the ground.

Not only this, but in contrast Eintracht Frankfurt fans managed to smuggle tifos and pyrotechnics into the ground, suggesting they did not receive such rigorous entry checks.

Rangers fans criticise Spanish Police in Seville

It’s left a sour taste in the mouth of the support, well behaved on their travels to Spain, with the likes of Heart & Hand describing the Spanish police as “scumbags” and claiming the situation at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán was downright “dangerous”.

This comes amid reports of fans being left without water with the experience clearly severely impacted by the approach of the Spanish Police.

This lack of water was even acknowledged by the Rangers SLO.

The entire thing raises questions about the suitability of Spain as a venue for major European Finals with this not the first time the heavy handed Spanish Police have left their mark on the occasion.

Rangers fans are licking their wounds after defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt as the club fell to a 5-4 defeat on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Here’s our match report from the game.

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