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Raging Scottish football fan ‘banned’ from watching Euros as ‘he has no smartphone’



A disgruntled Scotland supporter has accused UEFA of discrimination for requiring fans to use a smartphone to enter Euro 2024 matches.

Marc Twynholm, 58, who has secured a ticket for Scotland’s group game against Switzerland in Cologne, is worried he’ll be denied entry as he’s been unable to download the necessary app. Attendees have been instructed to get the ‘UEFA Mobile Tickets’ app, but Marc doesn’t own a mobile phone and isn’t keen on buying one.

Despite numerous emails exchanged, UEFA has yet to provide him with an alternative way to access the event, and time is ticking as he prepares to fly to Germany soon.

Marc, employed at an escape room in Falkirk, expressed his frustration to the Record: “UEFA’s slogan is incorrect. It suggests that everyone is welcome to participate and support their team, but this is not the case when it comes to their policy to have only smartphone ticketing.”

“For Germany, only those who own a smartphone are welcome. Everyone else is not welcome, unless they have a ‘buddy’ who can share their fan pass and tickets.”, reports the Daily Record.

“Unfortunately, I am travelling alone and do not own a mobile phone, let alone a smartphone, and therefore am being excluded from following my team.”

Having followed the Tartan Army for over five decades, Marc is devastated by the prospect of missing out on the Scotland game due to this issue.

Marc, a ticket holder who lacks the required app for a free 36 Hour Travel Pass on matchday, expressed his anxiety about potentially missing this benefit.

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