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Irvine Welsh ‘donates’ Europa League final ticket to Rangers’ fan

The Trainspotting author took to social media to offer his ticket out for Wednesday’s final for free.

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Irvine Welsh has "donated" his Europa League final ticket to a Rangers fan.

Irvine Welsh has “donated” a Europa League final ticket to a Rangers fan for free on social media.

The Trainspotting author and West Ham fan took to Twitter to reveal he had a spare ticket ahead of Wednesday’s match in Seville, after The Hammers were knocked out in the semi-final stage of the competition.

He wrote: “As West Ham unfortunately didn’t make the Europa final, I now have a spare ticket. Rather than waste it I would like to donate it to a Rangers fan.

“This is not a hoax, please get in touch if interested. Will need details to transfer it to your phone as guest for UEFA security.”

Hundreds of fans filled the comments, with one writing: “I would be interested Irvine, traveling with with friends and everyone has ticket bar me.”

The author, a famous Hibs fan, replied: “You have DM.”

He then later added: “Hi everyone, just to say that the ticket has gone to a guy on here – he’s been in touch with his details and we’re just waiting on UEFA completing the transfer.

“Sorry I couldn’t have helped out more people who wanted to see the game.”

It comes after UEFA “strongly advised” Rangers fans without tickets to not travel to Seville for the final against Frankfurt on Wednesday.

Fans of the Ibrox club revealed they were facing “ludicrous” ticket prices ahead of the final  at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium as third-party websites have advertised match seats for nearly £10,000.

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