The Herald

Politician­s join sides to wish the team success


NICOLA Sturgeon and Boris Johnson sent their good wishes to Rangers ahead of the Europa League final in Seville.

The First Minister Sturgeon tweeted a good luck message to the Glasgow club, meanwhile, the Prime Minister told MPS in the House of Commons: “I know members across the House will want to join me in offering our best wishes to Rangers for this evening’s match in Seville.”

Mr Johnson’s sentiments were echoed by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who also offered his best wishes, adding it has been “quite an extraordin­ary story in the last few years” for Rangers.

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross, meanwhile, tweeted to wish the “very best of luck to @ Rangersfc for tonight’s #UEL Final in Seville”.

Tory MSP Murdo Fraser, who describes himself as a lifelong Rangers fan, was among those who were at the match.

After securing a ticket, the Mid Scotland and Fife MSP flew from

Edinburgh to Dublin on Monday, before travelling from there to Barcelona and then on to Granada. He then took a train from there to Seville.

He explained his “convoluted” journey was necessary because

“having only had confirmati­on that I could get a ticket last Thursday, it was too late to book a direct flight as they had already all been snapped up”.

He added: “As a lifelong Rangers fan, I could not miss out on the chance of seeing them play in a European final.

“If any team deserves to win this trophy, it is this Rangers side.

“There have been some fabulous performanc­es in Europe this season, knocking out higher rated opponents such as Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig, with the latter victory being achieved without a recognised striker in the team.”

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