Hearts fan burnt his cup final ticket trying to iron out creases

Ian Downie Hearts fan who ironed his ticket.
Ian Downie: The fan tried to iron the crease out of his ticket.© Deadline

A Hearts fan burnt his cup final ticket trying to iron out a crease.

Ian Downie wanted to get rid of the fold on his ticket so thought he would straighten it out with the heat.

The 34-year-old told the Evening News: "I saw my mate’s ticket which looked fresh and brand new and thought 'I'll just spruce this up a little'. I put it in a tea towel and ironed it, but I was in shock when I took it out."

Luckily the seat number and reference number are still visible on the ticket and he can apply for a new ticket.

Mr Downie called the SFA who said he could get a replacement as long as he still has the original.

He has now made an appointment with the ticket manager at Hearts to make sure he gets to Hampden.

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