Uefa’s Champions League final review chair introduced ‘repressive’ fan card


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The Portuguese politician chairing Uefa’s review of the chaos at the Champions League final was criticised by supporters over his introduction of a controversial fan identity card aimed at tackling hooliganism. His department’s legal justification for the scheme included a reference to the Hillsborough disaster, which was also strongly criticised by supporters as “bad taste”.

The record of Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, who was Portugal’s minister of education responsible for introducing last season the “cartão do adepto”, a compulsory “fan card” vehemently opposed by supporters, has raised further questions about his suitability to lead a review Uefa has insisted will be independent.

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Written by David Conn
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jul/12/uefa-champions-league-final-review-chair-fan-card-tiago-brandao-rodrigues-liverpool-real-madrid under the title “Uefa’s Champions League final review chair introduced ‘repressive’ fan card”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.