Rangers star Calvin Bassey admits he’s been hearing “crazy stories” about Gers’ fans efforts to get to Seville for the Europa League final – and confessed he wants to win the trophy for the fans as well as to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Bell after his sudden death.
Bassey has emerged as one of Rangers’ key players on the run to Seville and the Nigerian international confessed it has been ‘carnage’ trying to sort out his family’s tickets and travel to the Spanish city.
The Rangers defender is looking forward to the clash with Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville as he paid his own tribute to Bell, opening up on how “massive” a figure he was at Ibrox.
“I’ve been hearing some crazy stories,” Bassey admitted. “I’m still trying to sort out my own family, it has been carnage!
“I know there is going to be amazing support, there always is with us, whether they are in the stadium or not. I know however many that get in will be screaming for all the others that can’t be there, it won’t be any different, it’s just about getting the job done. We have to do it for them and for Jimmy Bell. I just wanted to honour him with our celebrations against Leipzig, he was a massive part of this club, to all of us individually and for me.”
Rangers fans have found weird and wonderful ways to join Bassey and co in Seville
While it is little surprise, Rangers fans have found some incredible ways to get to Seville in time for Wednesday.
Whether they are travelling from Scotland, England or further field, Gers fans will be pouring into Seville from every possible direction as they hope to see Rangers make history.
After the death of Jimmy Bell recently, there would be few more fitting times than now for Rangers to get their hands on a European trophy.