Violence at Stade de France: satisfaction and anger of supporters after submission of UEFA report

The representatives of the supporters applauded the conclusions of the independent UEFA panel responsible for analyzing the causes of fiasco in Saint-Denis, on May 28, during the Champions League final.

by Rémi Dupré

Very dense 151 -page document, excluding annexes, the investigation report of the independent panel of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), of which MO12345lemonde has learned, throws a raw light on the serious “failures” From the continental body and the French authorities, on May 28, 2022, during the Champions League final at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

The report pinning “the approach” of the French police “which inappropriately rested on erroneous hypotheses according to which the supporters of the Liverpool FC represented an important threat for public order. This despite good information and information of UEFA, [its event subsidiary] UEFA Events SA, clubs and the national Merseyside police [the county of Liverpool] and Spain, who indicated that there had been no major problems of violence linked to football involving supporters of one or the other of the finalist clubs in recent years “.

“Templation bottleneck”, inappropriate use of tear gas and peppery gas by the French police “on supporters who were trying to enter with valid tickets”, supporters of the two camps without protection and targeted by “Local” delinquents … The rapporteurs describe, supporting evidence, the excesses that many spectators have suffered. 2> “trauma”

Their conclusions, which are based, among other things, on 700 letters selected by the panel on 8,500 written contributions which have been sent to it, were applauded by the representatives of the supporters.

Those of Liverpool, laundered by the report, were out of the way of having been accused by UEFA, the Interior Ministry and the Paris police headquarters to be at the origin of these overflows. They thank the UEFA for having “strategically dismissed the speech of the French authorities” on the alleged “massive and industrial fraud” in connection with the ticket office. Balaned allegations, supporting figures, by the independent UEFA panel.

“Many supporters who attended the Champions League final in Paris – whether young, old or disabled – remain traumatized by the events they have experienced, said Joe Blott, President of Spirit Of Shankly, Official Syndicate of Liverpool FC members. We also know that trauma has been triggered in certain supporters who also assisted, survived, lost relatives or was witnesses to the tragic events of Hillsborough and who are even more traumatized by the story From the foul-fired fault for thirty years and inexcusably renewed after Paris. “In 1989, in the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, in the United Kingdom, a huge stampede had caused the death of 97 people. Supporters have long been accused of having caused a disaster, before, in 2016, the police tried it responsible.

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