Downing Street ‘extremely disappointed’ with treatment of Liverpool supporters in Paris

As the controversy continues to swell after the fiasco of the Champions League final at the Stade de France on Saturday May 28, Downing Street said to itself “extremely disappointed” this Monday, May 30 by the treatment inflicted on the English supporters of Liverpool.

“The fans deserve to know what happened”added British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman, urging UEFA to “to work closely with the French authorities in a full investigation” and publish the findings.

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The final, which pitted Liverpool against Real Madrid on Sunday, started more than thirty minutes late due to scenes of chaos outside the stadium, where many Liverpool supporters were violently pushed back by the forces of the order.

“We know that many Liverpool supporters traveled to Paris in time to support their team”he added, stressing that the statements of UEFA evoking a late arrival of the supporters do not correspond to what many people who were in the vicinity of the stadium experienced. “We are extremely disappointed with the way they were treated”he continued, judging the images of the Stade de France “deeply disturbing and worrying”.

“Massive Fraud”

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According to Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, the incidents are due to a “massive, industrial and organized fraud of counterfeit banknotes” . At the end of an interministerial meeting organized on Monday on these dysfunctions, he affirmed that “30,000 to 40,000 English supporters ended up at the Stade de France, either without tickets or with falsified tickets”.

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The Minister of Sports and the Olympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, for her part estimated that Liverpool “had left his supporters in the wild” on the occasion of the Champions League final on Saturday and also judged “regrettable” the use of tear gas against families in front of the Stade de France.

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