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UEFA ‘sincerely’ apologizes to all fans affected by the chaos that marred the Champions League final
UEFA ‘sincerely’ apologizes to Liverpool and Real Madrid fans affected by the chaos that marred the Champions League final in Paris as they launch a review of the ‘terrifying and disturbing events’
- Liverpool’s Champions League final with Real Madrid degenerated into chaos in Paris
- Fans were attacked with tear gas and pepper spray before and after the game
- Thousands of supporters were also crushed in stadium access problems
- UEFA ‘sincerely’ apologizes to fans affected by Saturday’s chaotic events
- The governing body has announced that it has now launched an independent review
UEFA have apologized too late for the chaos and disorder that allowed to erupt and destroy last week’s Champions League final.
It took six days for the European governing body to acknowledge gross mismanagement of the Real Madrid-Liverpool match at the Stade de France, but they finally sprang into action to tackle a problem of a political nature. become.
Liverpool are outraged by the allegations thrown from the French government and it is doubtful that the obsequious words that came out of UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday night will cut any ice with them.
But UEFA – who have promised an independent investigation into what happened before and after their flagship show – have tried to acknowledge that Liverpool supporters had found themselves in a number of situations that put their safety at risk.
The statement read: “UEFA would like to offer its sincere apologies to all spectators who witnessed or witnessed terrifying and disturbing events leading up to the UEFA Champions League Final at the Stade de France on 28 May 2022 in Paris, on an evening that should have been a celebration of European club football.
UEFA has ‘sincerely’ apologized to all fans affected by Saturday’s chaotic events
The governing body of European football has announced that it has launched an independent inquiry into the events that took place outside the Stade de France before and after the match
French police fired tear gas and pepper spray at Liverpool supporters outside the stadium
“No football fan should be in that situation, and it should not happen again. To this end, UEFA commissioned an independent assessment immediately after the events to identify the shortcomings and responsibilities of all entities involved in organizing the final.”
The independent review will be led by Dr. Tiago Brandao Rodrigues to understand what happened leading up to the game and why so many people were in such danger; UEFA is understandably afraid of a repeat at a future event.
What UEFA cannot ignore, however, is that they have let down both Liverpool and Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants, who took home the trophy after a 1-0 win, released a statement of their own on Friday condemning what they describe as a ‘chaotic organisation’ in Saint-Denis.
Stadium access issues saw thousands of supporters crushed outside the ground
sports post continues to learn of horrific stories, many now centered around the terrifying events after the final whistle when mobs of local men chased and robbed defenseless supporters with knives, stealing bags, wallets and watches.
All the while, the police — who were happy to spout tear gas and pepper spray at fans — stepped back and did nothing. It’s no wonder Liverpool are so disgusted that their fans have been labeled for causing the trouble by showing up without tickets.
Reg White, a ticket fraud expert, said: sports post“One thing I can tell you from the extensive video footage I’ve seen is that if the Liverpool fans hadn’t been as relaxed and tidy as they were, they would have been killed or seriously injured. There would have been stampedes and public order violations.’
“They allegedly fought back against the police and there is no evidence of that. It’s the exact opposite. If they hadn’t behaved so nicely – especially in that underpass – you would have seen disaster, I think.’
In addition, Sir Kenny Daglish took to Twitter to respond to UEFA’s statement. He said: ‘This is a start, but there is still a long way to go.
“This apology does not cover the false report about the late kick-off, events at the fan park or what happened next.
“If you haven’t already, make sure to share your story on the LFC forum and with Phil Scraton.”