Following incidents at the Stade de France on Saturday in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, UEFA has pointed the finger at Reds fans. But according to The Mirror, the court now believes that they should no longer be overwhelmed.
Back pedaling on UEFA side. Saturday night, a few minutes later serious incidents having enamored the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid (0-1), with scenes of chaos in front of the Stade de France and major malfunctions in the organization of the event, the European body has unraveled a statement that clearly pointed the finger at the holders of counterfeit notes.
“Before the game, the doors on the Liverpool side were blocked by thousands of fans who had bought fake tickets that did not work in the turnstiles. This created an accumulation of fans trying to enter. As a result, the blow was delayed by 35 minutes to allow as many fans as possible with genuine tickets to enter the stadium. ” the institution had reacted. A version quickly supported by the French authorities.
Present at the Stade de France, the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin aa referred to “thousands of British ‘supporters’, without a ticket or with fake tickets”, who “forced the entrances and sometimes raped the stadiers”. Heard on Wednesday before the Senate Law Committee, alongside Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, he acknowledged some mistakes while maintaining his version of the number of counterfeit tickets.
At UEFA, it is now believed that Liverpool fans are no longer the main culprits in the fiasco, according to the Mirror. The body has commissioned an independent investigation and will not comment further pending further information on what may have happened on Saturday night. UEFA has also received complaints from several of its partners and sponsors who had offered invitations to the final.
Many of these customers have reported problems. Their tickets, however authentic, would not have worked and they would have been encouraged to go under the turnstiles. This means that UEFA is likely to share the responsibilities.