Originally Posted by cartbran
But they denied him entry in the first place. And then had to grant him an emergency visa once they realised that they were on the verge of starting an international incident.
The player has a residence visa that allows him to work in France. Were they afraid he was going to claim asylum in Scotland or something? It was a ridiculous and totally stupid move ahead of such an important fixture.
I don't think so. An international incident
!? Bit of an exaggeration there!
This happens all the time, everyday in airports. Go have a check and see how many new players fail to travel on clubs pre-season friendlies to countries all over the world and you'll see what I mean
If said traveller has an invalid Visa, whether he's a celebrity or not, no entry!
At least until its cleared up, which it was in the end(by granting a temp Visa, so his original Visa is still invalid all the same. Its his