Family launch desperate appeal for missing Rangers fan in Seville

Family launch desperate appeal for missing Rangers fan, 42, who vanished in Seville after becoming separated from his brother following Europa League final defeat

  • Rangers fan was separated from brother on Wednesday night in Seville, Spain
  • Gordon Smith, 42, believed not to have mobile phone or money in possession
  • Family have launched an urgent appeal and asked fellow supporters to help 

The family of a missing Rangers fan who vanished in Seville without any money or a mobile phone following a Europa League final defeat have launched an urgent appeal.

Gordon Smith, 42, became separated from his brother Craig, 23, on Wednesday night after he went to use the toilet after the match in Spain. 

While searching for his sibling, bags containing the two men’s belongings are believed to have been stolen in the early hours of Thursday morning – leaving Gordon without a passport or phone.

Danielle Ashleigh Smith, of Renfrew, Scotland, told MailOnline her eldest brother Gordon was drunk when he disappeared in the early hours after watching the Europa Cup Final on a giant screen in a fan zone with his brother Craig.

Ashleigh, 31, said she was in contact with police and British Embassy officials to help trace the missing factory worker.

The sister of missing Rangers fan, Gordon Smith, 42, (Pictured) who vanished in Seville without any money or a mobile phone following a Europa League final game has launched an urgent appeal

Gordon became separated from his brother Craig, 23, on Wednesday night after he went to use the toilet after the match in Spain

Rangers fans during the Europa League Final at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, Seville

‘It is lunchtime and I would’ve hoped that Gordon might have sobered up by now and been in touch.

‘He is normally very reliable and I know that he bumped into a few people he knew before last night’s match.

It’s just so worrying. We don’t know anything. I am concerned as to what had happened to him

She said the belongings of Gordon and his brother Craig, who was with him, were later stolen.

‘Gordon went to the toilet near the fan zone and he never returned. Craig waited and then went to look for him.

‘While he was looking for him their belongings got stolen and we don’t know if Gordon has his passport, but his mobile phone was stolen.

‘Craig’s stuff was taken as well, along with his mobile phone, so it’s been difficult to keep in touch with him.

‘If anybody sees Gordon or knows of his whereabouts please get in touch with me or the police. We are desperate to know where he is and if he is okay’

Danielle Ashleigh Smith, of Renfrew, Scotland, told MailOnline her eldest brother Gordon (above) was drunk when he disappeared in the early hours after watching the Europa Cup Final on a giant screen in a fan zone with his brother Craig

Gordon, who is single, lived alone and has no health issues.

Tonight, 24 hours after the match cup kicked off, there was still no sign of him. His sister said her family‘s concern had increased massively.

She added: ‘He was drunk and had drank quite a bit. But he was no more upset about the match than the rest of us Rangers fans.’

She said her brother is 5.8 and was wearing a blue Rangers shirt and shorts when he disappeared.

He was meant to be staying at a farmhouse with a married couple who had rented a room, but she and Craig are not sure where it is and whether he made it there.

Danielle, who works in office admin added: ‘He was dud to be flying home tomorrow, but Craig has had no contact from him.

‘We just don’t know anything.We are appealing to the Rangers fans to look out for him and spread the word on social media’

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