Glasgow Euro fans earn free tickets after hell with 'dungeon' accommodation

The two Scotland supporters endured a miserable accommodation experience
-Credit: (Image: @RoryB96 on X)

A major betting firm stepped in to gift Scotland fans tickets for Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Cologne after suffering an accommodation experience from hell.

On Sunday June 16, Rory Bradley, from Thornliebank, shared a series of posts and images to X detailing the horrific conditions he and his friends found in their digs in nearby Duren, in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Tartan Army fans were shocked to find that one of the beds was "made out of cardboard and also held together by duct tape" while the sofa bed was "falling apart, mouldy, dusty and dirty."

After contacting their booking agent, Rory, 28, and his group of pals were sent to a dungeon-like property at around midnight, only to find that the replacement accommodation was "like something out of a horror film".

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Old hospital beds were found scattered around the property
Old hospital beds were found scattered around the property -Credit:X

The group were shocked when they arrived at an "abandoned medical facility" with old hospital beds, exposed chemicals and a maze of eerie damp hallways, reports the Daily Record.

In his social media post, Rory described their new digs as being littered with "abandoned hospital beds, abandoned equipment and rubble and planks of wood lying all over the place".

He then launched an appeal on social media in a bid to try and get tickets for the game at the RheinEnergieStadio. After being made aware of their situation, Sky Bet came to the rescue by dishing out two match tickets for the game against the Swiss as part of their campaign to "celebrate modern football fans and enhance their match day experiences".

Beds were made out of cardboard and held together with duct tape
Beds were made out of cardboard and held together with duct tape -Credit:X

Rory was buzzing by the gesture as he and his friend watched Steve Clarke's men keep their hopes of progression alive by battling to a point against Switzerland.

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He stated: "The experience we had in Duren was a genuine disaster and took us a few days to get over and sort out.

"When Sky Bet reached out about the potential to get a couple of tickets for the game, we were absolutely ecstatic. When confirmation of the tickets came through an hour before kick-off we were over the moon.

"It really helped towards making up for the experience we had earlier in the week especially with Scotland getting their first point on the board. Thanks again to Sky Bet for looking after us."

Sky Bet's PR and content manager Daniel Sales was delighted that they were able to lend a hand and save the day.

He said: "After seeing Rory didn't have a ticket on top of his bad luck earlier this week, we're glad we were able to get him to the game last night. We have loved seeing the Tartan Army support their team in Germany and we're delighted to be able to help improve their experience where possible."

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