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Rangers pay tribute to fan who died in Lisbon after Benfica game 

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Rangers have paid tribute to a supporter who died following their game with Benfica in the Europa League.

The club confirmed fan Thomas McAllister passed away in Lisbon after a 2-2 draw on Thursday evening between the Ibrox side and the Portuguese team.

Rangers said it is contact with authorities in Portugal and Britain over what it described as a “tragic incident.”

Rangers CEO James Bisgrove said in a statement“On behalf of the club, I want to pass on my sincere condolences to Thomas’ loved ones, family and his friends.

“This news has hit everyone at the club extremely hard, as I am sure it will all of our supporters.

“Nobody should ever go to a football match and not return home.

“The club stands ready to assist Thomas’ family in whichever way we can in the coming days and weeks.”

The Foreign Office have been contacted for comment.

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