Liverpool ‘Hugely Disappointed’ by Fan Entry Issues at UCL Final


Liverpool have released a statement with the club “hugely disappointed” by the issues their fans faced on entry to Saturday’s 1-0 UEFA Champions League final loss to Real Madrid.

The game in Paris was delayed more than half an hour after turnstiles at the Liverpool end became blocked by thousands of fans who had purchased fake tickets that didn’t work.

As a result, the road leading up to the turnstiles became overcrowded and dangerous as a build-up of supporters tried to enter, with queues growing elsewhere given the spill-over effect.

Frustrations began to mount with fans eager to enter the stadium and take their seats to watch the game.

Police outside the stadium fired tear gas in an attempt to manage supporters who tried to climb over security barriers amid ugly scenes.

As a result, Liverpool slammed the situation and called for a formal investigation.

“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,” Liverpool said.

“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.”

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson slammed the organisation of the game, calling it a “shambles”.

“One of my mates got told it was a fake which I assure you it wasn’t,” Robertson told BBC Sport, referring to a friend who he’d given a ticket.

“It was a shambles really.”


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