Rangers legend Graeme Souness has urged the club’s fans to ‘behave themselves’ in Seville as the Ibrox club prepare to take on Frankfurt in the Europa League final.
The Gers have spectacularly reached the final of the competition after defeating Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade, Braga and RB Leipzig in the rounds prior.
It is their first European final since 2008 when they lost in the UEFA Cup against Zenit in Manchester.
Tens of thousands of Rangers fans without tickets are expected to travel to Seville this week with the match taking place at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, the home of Sevilla.
After negative headlines following fan behaviour in Manchester 14 years ago and at the Scottish league title parade last year, the club are urging fans to avoid controversy in Spain.
In a video message posted on Rangers’ Twitter, the club’s former player and manager Souness told the Ibrox faithful to “behave” four times in a 38-second clip.
“This is a message for everyone going to Seville,” Souness said (via the Daily Record).
“Go there, enjoy yourselves, have a super time. Our team has done incredibly well getting there.
🇬🇧 Remember who you represent.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 15, 2022
“When you think of the journey we’ve been on for the last ten years to be now playing in a serious European final, it’s a fantastic achievement.
“They’ve done their bit, now it’s your turn. You have to turn up and behave yourselves. Have a party, but behave yourselves.
“You’re going there as an ambassador for this great football club. You must go there and behave, otherwise we’ll have all the headlines which can damage us for a long, long time.
“Please go there and behave yourselves. Have a super time.”
Domestically, Rangers will take on Hearts in the Scottish Cup final this weekend after surrendering their Premiership crown to arch-rivals Celtic.