Uefa has apologized to Liverpool and Real Madrid fans caught up in the events surrounding the Champions League final and says it won’t happen again.
Liverpool fans described strict policy, organizational chaos and overcrowding at last Saturday’s thrilling game.
Real Madrid has demanded answers about the “regrettable chain of events”.
“No football fan should be in that situation, and it won’t happen again,” said a statement by Uefa.
“Uefa would like to sincerely apologize to all spectators who had to experience or witness the terrifying and traumatic events during the construction of the Uefa Champions League final at the Stade de France on May 28, 2018. 2022 in Paris, on a night that should have been a celebration of European football.”
European football governing body previously announced that an independent review about what happened in the final and what lessons learned will be led by Dr. Tiago Brandao Rodrigues from Portugal.
French and Uefa authorities blamed late arrivals and fake tickets for the chaos outside the Stade de France, delaying the match by more than half an hour.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said it was only England fans who caused problems in the final.
Earlier on Friday, Real Madrid issue a statement asked for an answer about the “unfortunate event” at the match Spain won 1-0.
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