2022 – UEFA Champions League Final: Amid reports of ‘horrific’ and ‘brutal’ treatment of fans, lawmakers demand answers

On Monday, the French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin, said fake tickets were to blame for the delay, saying there was a “large, industrial and organized scam involving fake tickets” and “30,000 to 40,000 English fans … found themselves in the Stade de France.” Either… “Without ticket or with fake tickets.”

UEFA, the governing body for European football, said the crowding of fans at the gates was caused by the fake tickets.

Those numbers are in dispute, while British lawmaker Ian Byrne said attributing crowds and delays to fake tickets was “complete nonsense” and an attempt by French authorities and UEFA to cover their backs.

And spread the treatment of the French authorities to the fans spread in the game.

Pictures and videos circulating on social media show Liverpool supporters crammed into fenced areas and the use of tear gas by police.

Byrne, the British Member of Parliament for the Liverpool West Derby, who said he was at the match as a Liverpool fan, described the situation outside the stadium as “one of the most terrifying experiences of my life”.

“I honestly have never experienced such a hostile environment for a football match. It was really awful” Wrote In a letter urging the UK government to press for an official investigation into the events outside Stade de France on Saturday.

“Many elderly, children, the disabled, asthmatics and families who celebrated the memorable day were among those sprinkled with pepper,” he added.

Liverpool Mayor Joan Anderson also called It urged the UK government to take action and said it was “disgusted by the appalling management and brutal treatment” of Liverpool fans, while the club also called for an official investigation into what it described as the “unacceptable problems” facing the fans.

On Monday, a spokesman for Boris Johnson said the British prime minister was “deeply disappointed” with the way fans were treated and described footage from outside the stadium as “extremely disturbing and disturbing”, according to Palestinian Authority media.

Police officers guard the Stade de France ahead of the Champions League final on Saturday.

Real Madrid won the final on Saturday 1-0 to win the club’s 14th European title.

As confusion spread before kick-off, videos emerged on social media of people – with no clear affiliation with the team – climbing the fences around the stadium and falling to the ground.

Stuart Fraser, a Liverpool fan who traveled to Paris for the match, said there were “pushing and shoving” queues with “no information” from authorities on how to enter the stadium.

“It got really cramped,” he said, “people were freaking out, there were kids, there were old people, it was overwhelming.” beIN Sports . saidAdding that fans were “polite” and “calm” as they waited to come down to earth.

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson also said crowd management around the final was “not well organized”.

The Scotland international told Sky Sports that one of his friends had been accused by security of possessing a false ticket, even though Robertson obtained the ticket through the club.
Merseyside Police, who attended the match as observers and advisors, He said “The vast majority of fans behaved exemplary, arriving at the turnstiles early and queuing as instructed.”