- French police use tear gas before Champions League final
- Uefa blames delays on Liverpool fans buying ‘fake tickets’
Kick-off in Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris had to be delayed by 36 minutes amid safety concerns. There were chaotic scenes as security checks led to bottlenecks and police deployed pepper spray or tear gas, again raising serious questions about Uefa’s organisation of a major event.
Video footage showed fans standing outside a locked gate about half an hour after the scheduled kick-off time of 9pm local time at Stade de France. One mournfully held up a ticket only to be repeatedly pepper-sprayed by a gendarme in full riot-gear standing on the other side of the fence.
Written by Jonathan Wilson at the Stade de France
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/may/28/champions-league-final-kick-off-delay-liverpool-real-madrid-paris under the title “Liverpool ‘hugely disappointed’ by treatment of fans outside Paris final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.