France’s sports activities minister blames Liverpool for the eventual chaos

The French authorities has confronted a barrage of criticism from the press and politicians within the UK over the dealing with of the match by the police, which has seen hundreds of Liverpool followers with tickets struggling to get in.

Police stand in entrance of followers earlier than the UEFA Champions League last between Liverpool and Actual Madrid on the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on 28 Might 2022. Picture: Thomas COEX / AFP

PARIS – On Monday, the French minister of sport blamed Liverpool for the chaos that marked the Champions League last towards Actual Madrid in Paris, expressing remorse over using tear fuel towards some followers.

The French authorities has confronted a barrage of criticism from the press and politicians within the UK over the dealing with of the match by the police, which has seen hundreds of Liverpool followers with tickets struggling to get in.

However French sports activities minister Amelie Oudea-Castera informed RTL radio that Liverpool, not like Actual Madrid, didn’t correctly arrange the followers who got here to Paris.

“Liverpool have left their supporters on the free, that is a giant distinction,” he mentioned.

The minister added that there have been 30,000-40,000 Liverpool followers with pretend tickets or no tickets outdoors the Stade de France.

“We have to see the place these pretend tickets come from … and the way they have been produced in such massive numbers,” he mentioned.

He mentioned “essentially the most regrettable facet of what occurred” was that tear fuel was used towards households and youngsters who got here to see the ultimate.

On Monday, Oudea-Castera will chair a gathering of French safety and soccer officers, in addition to representatives of UEFA’s European soccer governing physique.

Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin and Paris Police Chief Didier Lallement might be current.

He insisted that France be capable to host main sporting occasions as Paris prepares to carry the Olympics in 2024 and the Rugby World Cup last in 2023.

“I am not frightened, I am very busy studying completely all the teachings from what occurred on Saturday evening to enhance every thing” earlier than these massive occasions, she mentioned.

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