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Liverpool have released a strongly-worded statement demanded an enquiry after the chaotic scenes before the Champions League final. A huge amount of Liverpool fans were caught up outside the stadium and some were even forced to cover up from tear gas ahead of the match with Real Madrid, which was delayed.
A club statement from Liverpool FC read: “We are hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues and breakdown of the security perimeter that Liverpool fans faced this evening at Stade de France.
“This is the greatest match in European football and supporters should not have to experience the scenes we have witnessed tonight. We have officially requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues.
UEFA also released their own statement during the match. The statement read: “In the lead-up to the game, the turnstiles at the Liverpool end became blocked by thousands fans who had purchased fake tickets which did not work in the turnstiles.
This created a build-up of fans trying to get in. As a result, the kick off was delayed by 35 minutes to allow as many fans as possible with genuine tickets to gain access.
As numbers outside the stadium continued to build up after kick off, the police dispersed them with tear gas and forced them away from the stadium.
UEFA is sympathetic to those affected by these events and will further review these matters urgently together with the French police and authorities, and with the French Football Federation.
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Liverpool demand probe into chaotic Champions League final scenes in strong statement
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