Suspicions surround UEFA’s preferential treatment of Frankfurt after Gers stadium claim
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UEFA Frankfurt preferential treatment suspicions amid Rangers tifo claim

Rangers were prevented from displaying a tifo at the Roman Sánchez Pizjuán stadium by UEFA – despite Frankfurt being allowed to bring one into the ground.

Gers fans have left a legacy of stunning displays all around Europe and in Ibrox this season as the creative Union Bears come up with a range of special designs.

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In the club’s 150th anniversary year, a trip to the Europa League Final would’ve been the perfect opportunity to showcase yet another design to the legions of Rangers fans and the world.

But according to the Herald, UEFA refused Rangers permission to unveil a tifo despite Frankfurt being afforded the opportunity at the other side of the ground.

The Bundesliga side also managed to smuggle pyrotechnics into the ground whilst there have been complaints regarding heavy handed policing as Gers entered the stadium.

Rangers denied tifo opportunity by UEFA

The Herald claim that Rangers were in discussions regarding a tifo up until lunchtime on the day of the game but UEFA refused to grant permission.

This will once again raise eyebrows regarding the approach towards both sets of fans, with many believing Rangers have been treated harsher and more unfairly throughout the preparations.

Ibrox supporters have also raised massive complaints towards UEFA and Seville authorities for a lack of water in their end during the match, amid reports of fainting.

It genuinely sounds like the organisation of this event has been a major shambles from the off but the 100k Rangers fans who made the trip can hold their heads up high.

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The Gers support arrived in their numbers and despite being antagonised from some areas of the Frankfurt support and tested by the trying conditions held it together.

Club vice-chairman John Bennett led the tributes as Rangers fans picked up the pieces of a devastating penalty kicks defeat to Frankfurt.

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