‘Disappointed’ Reds request formal investigation
Liverpool Football Club has issued a statement expressing its ‘enormous disappointment’ at the scenes before kick-off ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final.
Supporters were reported to have queued outside the stadium for hours, and were the subject of dangerous crowd control in which police used tear gas on groups of fans that included women and children.
It read: “We are extremely disappointed with the stadium entry issues and the breakdown of security perimeters that Liverpool fans faced this evening at the Stade de France.
“It’s the biggest match in European football and supporters shouldn’t have to experience the scenes we’ve seen tonight.
“We have officially requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues.”
UEFA delayed the game by 36 minutes, and cited both supporters as being late at the venue and those trying to gain access with fake tickets.