Stranraer FC to play Dutch team FC Twente fulfiling terminally ill fan's wish

Young FC Twente and Stranraer FC fans Credit: Stranraer FC

Dutch football club, FC Twente, will be playing against south of Scotland team, Stranraer FC, in a friendly match for fans.

The game will be taking place at Stranraer's Stair Park, where 500 Dutch fans are expected to attend.

The "friendship" between the two clubs is said to have stemmed from when 42-year-old Stranraer and Rangers fan, Jim McKie, was asked to source some Old Firm tickets for FC Twente follower, Dennis van Unen, who was terminally ill.

Jim, along with his friend, James Hilton, a Stranraer and Celtic fan, managed to acquire the tickets and treated Mr. van Unen to a "full itinerary of Scottish hospitality", escorting him around Ibrox, Parkhead and Hampden Park before watching the 1-1 derby.

The game is set to take place on Saturday 8 July, kicking off at 3pm.