29 May 2019

Disabled football fans complain about Europa League final arrangements

Sports reporter

It’s a 2,500-mile journey with tickets costing a fortune and logistics a nightmare. Little wonder that Arsenal and Chelsea fans have been kicking up a fuss about the decision to hold tonight’s Europa League final in the Azerbaijani capital Baku.

But the challenge of trying to get there is even more unfeasible for fans with disabilities, who’ve complained about a shortage of accessible hotel rooms, a difficult route to the ground, and a stadium which can’t guarantee wheelchair users a decent view of the pitch.