The ability to have Celtic fans on a European away game for the first time since February 2020 was denied in Seville last night, after UEFA bizarrely decided to do a U-turn on tickets ahead of the clash against Real Betis yesterday.
Celtic fans across the globe have been dying to follow their team on non-Scottish soil – and there was no better place to do so than Seville, where Celtic’s most famous away day of all-time occured in the 2003 UEFA Cup final against Porto.
There was rumoured to be no away fans enter the Estadio Benito Villamarin…although one lucky fan somehow managed to do so.
Paul Byars of Paisley managed to talk his way into the car park in Seville, paying a group to give him a lift ahead of the game.
After flying into the Andalusian capital in midweek ahead of the crunch tie, Byars was chancing the game on the fact that he was able to hid somewhere.
Then came the obstacle of hiding somewhere in the build-up to kick off – and Byars saw fit to hide in the ladies’ toilets as his great escape.
What a day
Snuck in through the car park up the lift and after sitting in a toilet for 2 hours we are finally in the stadium
Cmon the celtic pic.twitter.com/iRbyY30r8p
— Paul Byars (@byars_paul) September 16, 2021
And he was successful – posting a photo of the Celtic side taking to the field before their eventual 4-3 loss.
“No away tickets, no problems as Paul will find a way,” the superfan said.
Hats off Paul, it takes guts to do that…