Eintracht Frankfurt president destroys Rangers fans with brutal jibe

Eintracht Frankfurt president Peter Fischer has destroyed Rangers fans, claiming that he couldn’t hear them in the Europa League final loss at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium.

Joe Aribo thought he had done enough to win the game for the Gers by scoring the opener but the Germans pegged them back just 12 minutes later.

Both sides still couldn’t find a winner which saw the game go to penalties the Bundesliga outfit won 5-4 after Aaron Ramsey fluffed his lines.

Fischer said as per Scottish Daily Express: “We had respect for our opponents. It was a fixture worth a final. Two big, traditional clubs, both with big fanbases.

“But what I have to say is that everybody from Glasgow told me ‘we won’t hear you, because we will be so loud and that we will make it a home game’. They still said that today everywhere.

“Where have they been? Where in the world have they been? We couldn’t hear them and then they disappeared after the final whistle. This shows there is less sportsmanship and that’s what I criticise.

“Our fanbase helped us win the game, they were fantastic against the ‘super louds’.”

Nonsense. 

Honestly, was he in the right stadium? Rangers fans were so loud throughout virtually the whole game.

Of course, the Frankfurt fans had their moments and hats off to them – they are a brilliant set of fans that much like the Scots have played a key part in their team reaching the final.

But, all credit should go to the Bears fans who flocked to Seville in their hundreds of thousands – that is some support.

It is soul-destroying that the players couldn’t see the game out on the pitch and give the supporters what they deserved but that takes nothing away from what an incredible journey it has been.

It isn’t often that the Gers reach a major European final and to do it in the manner in which they did this season is something to behold.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst and the players need to dust themselves down and redeem themselves this weekend by winning the Scottish Cup final – then it will be an incredible campaign.

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Ryanair mocks ‘Rangers tears’ after Europa League final defeat

Airline Ryanair aimed a ruthless jab at Rangers fans on Friday (20 May) after the club were beaten in the Europa League final.

Aaron Ramsey was the only player to miss in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Seville, as Eintracht Frankfurt lifted the trophy following a 1-1 draw.

And the Gers fans’ heartbreak has proven ripe for revelry from opposing supporters, as shown by the social media output of the company today.

Responding to a message from Scottish author Scott Alcroft with a photo of Frankfurt players, complete with Europa League trophy, wheeling luggage apparently into an airport, asking how much it would cost to carry it on a flight, the budget airline wrote on their official Twitter page: “Trophy free, we’ll charge for Rangers tears instead.”

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Light Blues fans will probably be used to mockery at their misfortunes from rival clubs’ supporters but will be worn out if they are getting it in the neck from companies’ social media teams as well.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has always made quite plain his outlook towards making the basic flights as cheap as possible by charging for absolutely anything extra.

So the idea of him charging for tears is not entirely beyond the realms of possibility, although any unfortunate supporters on their way home from Spain with the carrier will hope not to find out.

It was a demoralising end to a special journey through the knockout stages on Wednesday night (18 May), and when Joe Aribo put the Bears ahead it looked like it might actually be on.

Ryan Kent was then so close to winning it at the death in extra-time but was denied by a point-blank stop from Kevin Trapp.

At that point it may have been clear that it wasn’t to be Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his side’s night.

And while Ryanair, Chris Sutton, and any number of others will be enjoying the misery that comes from the pain of coming so close, it won’t be forgotten in a hurry the achievement of getting there after some of the victories on the way.

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View: Rangers in big trouble as Crystal Palace eye move for ‘huge asset’ Joe Aribo – report

Crystal Palace are eyeing a move for Rangers key midfielder Joe Aribo ahead of the summer transfer market, according to Alex Crook writing in his talkSPORT column.

The 25-year-old scored the decisive goal in the Europa League final but the Light Blues went on to lose 5-4 on penalties after Eintracht Frankfurt pegged them back.

Patrick Vieira is said to be a “big admirer” of the south London-born Nigeria international who fits the Eagles’ youth policy.

Aribo’s versatility is also considered a “huge asset” by the Selhurst Park boss who could replace Conor Gallagher with Everton eyeing a move for the Englishman.

No thanks.

Hopefully, this is just speculation because it would be a massive shame if the Rangers squad was decimated after the season they have just had.

That is the problem when you do well on the big stage – everyone is watching you, looking at how good your players are.

The Gers are huge but in the grand scheme of things, there are bigger clubs out there with massive amounts of money at their disposal that they simply can’t keep up with.

That is why as soon as one of their players shows brilliant form or signs of potential, they are snapped right up.

Aribo is so important to Giovanni van Bronckhorst and this team. His 19 goal involvements across all competitions this season speak for itself.

If he doesn’t leave in the summer, the Bears should look to tie him down to a new contract with his current deal expiring at the end of next season.

That way, they can bump up the price for their mainstay and use that money to reinvest back into the squad.

Hopefully, though, he stays because he is a vital piece in the Light Blues’ puzzle.

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