Rangers fans deserve police praise for Sevilla’s behavior and help clean up


Only one arrest was made in the final and it was an Eintracht Frankfurt fan who assaulted a police officer.

There was small clashes between fans hours before kick-off, but that involved a small number compared to the number of fans who had descended on the southern Spanish city.

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It was estimated that over 150,000 supporters were in Sevilla on the day of the final with over 100,000 Rangers fans.

Rangers fans have been praised for their behavior at Sevilla. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Spain’s Commissioner General for Citizen Security, Juan Carlos Castro, expressed concern over the influx of people into the city and the alcohol that was being consumed while noting that most did not have tickets for the game. He suggested it was “a recipe that could lead to serious problems”.

However, no widespread problems materialized.

Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie reports that the city police were happy with how everything went and praised the fans for their behavior.

Rangers vice-chairman John Bennett noted the club’s delight at the way the fans represented the team on what turned out to be a difficult night with Eintracht winning on penalties for win the trophy in Germany.

He said: “We are so proud of them – for this week and for carrying the club on their backs for the last 10 years.”

Pictures have also appeared Rangers fans helped clean up on Thursday, earning them praise from newscasters in Spain.

Supporters were seen helping workers sweep the streets and collect rubbish.

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