how the organization of the Champions League final turned into chaos

how the organization of the Champions League final turned into chaos


Delayed match, dangerously compressed crowds, tear gas in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on Saturday 28 May turned into chaos for the fans and a nightmare for the French government and the Union of European Associations. football (UEFA), organizer of the event. For the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, the main reason for this fiasco is the existence of a “Industrial counterfeit fraud”. What really happened?

Our investigation reveals that if the presence of supporters without a ticket or with a fake ticket was very real on May 28, and moreover planned by the French authorities, this is not what caused the incidents that occurred around the Stadium of France, in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis). With hundreds of photos and videos of events posted on social media, the video investigation cell of the World was able to reconstruct the course of events and the itineraries taken by the thousands of supporters that evening. Documents as close as possible to the events, which reveal an erratic reception system and the inadequacy of maintaining order around the stadium.

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