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Pop star Ed Sheeran backs daily’s anti-ticket touting campaign

A top pop star has backed a daily newspaper’s campaign against ticket touting.

Ed Sheeran has lent his support to the Daily Record’s ‘Stub out the touts’ campaign, which aims to stop the practice at concerts and big events.

Sheeran, who has had four UK number one singles, spoke to the Glasgow-based Record after playing three sold-out shows at the city’s Hampden Park stadium over the weekend.

According to the Record, hundreds of his fans had been forced to queue up and buy new tickets for the shows at face-value prices after they were ripped off by ticket reseller Viagogo.

The Record splashed on the singer’s support for its campaign yesterday.

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Sheeran told the Record: “I’ve loved these shows at Hampden. Scottish crowds are always so enthusiastic.

“Fans have understood that our operation to tackle touts has been about being tough with them but have always understood our priority has been getting people into the gigs, not kicking anyone out.

“We’ll keep on doing stuff like this to protect my fans.”