EURO 2016: King feels loyal Northern Ireland fans are the ones to suffer

Russell and Stephen King were pictured with former Northern Ireland star Keith Gillespie. INLS5013-116KM
Russell and Stephen King were pictured with former Northern Ireland star Keith Gillespie. INLS5013-116KM

Russell King Secretary of the Londonderry Branch of the NI Supporters Club is bitterly disappointed by the IFA and UEFA at the handling of Euro 2016 tickets.

Supporters received e-mail’s from UEFA stating that they were either successful or unsuccessful in terms of getting tickets to see Michael O’Neill’s team in this summer’s competition in France.

“We have had members who didn’t get any tickets and some who just got to one or two of the group games and that’s disappointing,” he said.

“We have a father and son in our club who haven’t missed a game in 10 years and they haven’t got a ticket, which isn’t right.

“What was the point in filling out a form stating what matches you went to over the last few campaigns, when it didn’t matter. UEFA and the IFA need to answer questions, at the minute once again the loyal supporters are the ones to suffer.”