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Chaos at the Stade de France: the FFF and UEFA estimate at 2,800 “fake tickets scanned” on Saturday


Who is responsible for the chaos on Saturday night? Four days after the incidents that preceded the Liverpool-Real Madrid match at the Stade de France last weekend, questions remain around this overflow. While the Ministry of the Interior mentioned in particular the responsibility of a “massive, industrial and organized fraud of counterfeit banknotes”the FFF and UEFA estimate the number of “fake scanned banknotes” Saturday, according to a source familiar with the matter at AFP confirming information from RMC Sports.

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The FFF and UEFA gave this assessment during the meeting Monday at the Ministry of Sports intended to draw lessons from the fiasco of this meeting. But among these 2,800 counterfeit tickets, there may be real tickets that have been incorrectly activated, according to a ticketing specialist interviewed by AFP. This figure is “significantly superior” at the usual average during this type of event, where a few hundred counterfeit banknotes at most are identified by Pierre , underlines RMC.

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Darmanin evokes 30,000 to 40,000 supporters with fake tickets

Monday, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin had evoked a fraud “massive, industrial and organized” of tickets which would be at the origin of the chaos, evoking 30,000 to 40,000 English supporters at the Stade de France “either without a ticket or with counterfeit tickets”. A fork contested from all sides. Furthermore, the minister was content to give a percentage of “70%” counterfeit paper banknotes detected during pre-filtering on the English side, without giving a figure.

The 2,800 “fake scanned banknotes”according to sources familiar with the matter, are a figure “to be taken with caution”according to M.e Barthélemy, lawyer for groups of French supporters and present at the match on Saturday evening.

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“E-tickets had to be activated, and there were breakdowns, computer bugs at the gates which caused some real tickets to be scanned as fakes”he explains.

“I want proof of this in the testimony of Robertson, the Liverpool player, who offered official tickets to relatives. Once at the turnstiles, they were told that these tickets were fake.recalled Pierre Barthélemy.

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An investigation has been entrusted to the Paris judicial police into the alleged ticket fraud and UEFA has launched an independent investigation to shed light on Saturday’s incidents.

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” The surveys […] will establish the accuracy of the facts, the volumes, traffic or no traffic, the origin of this traffic, and what happened exactly “said sports minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra on the sidelines of a visit to the Paris Olympics organizing committee. “We all need to understand”she added.



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