- Statement: ‘No football fan should be put in that situation’
- Supporters were tear-gassed in chaotic scenes in Paris
Almost a week after the Champions League final in Paris descended into chaos and violence at the Stade de France, Uefa finally issued an apology on Friday to supporters for the “frightening and distressing events” at the match.
In a statement that also set out the terms of reference for the “independent review” Uefa itself has set up, European football’s governing body said it “wishes to sincerely apologise to all spectators who had to experience or witness frightening and distressing events in the buildup to the Uefa Champions League final at the Stade de France on 28 May 2022 in Paris, on a night which should have been a celebration of European club football. No football fan should be put in that situation, and it must not happen again.”
Written by David Conn
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