UEFA will reimburse all tickets for Liverpool supporters present at the last Champions League final in Saint-Denis, which was marred by numerous incidents which affected fans of the “Reds”, the body announced in a press release.
Harshly criticized in mid-February by an independent investigation report, the European Football Organization (UEFA) will return to the Liverpool club its entire allocation, i.e. 19,618 tickets, and will then instruct it to organize reimbursements, according to a press release issued on March 7.
“We recognize the negative experiences these supporters have had (on May 28, 2022) and through this program we will compensate those who purchased tickets and who were most affected by difficulties accessing the stadium,” said Theodore Theodoridis, UEFA General Secretary.
Endless waiting, supporters and families sprayed with tear gas or victims of robbery… The system of maintaining order during this final, delayed by 37 minutes and won by Real Madrid (1-0), had given rise to scenes of chaos in Saint-Denis, causing a lively controversy in France and England.
The independent investigation commissioned by UEFA concluded that the sports body was “primarily responsible” for these serious incidents, also criticizing the use by the French police of tear gas and pepper spray.
Above all, this report completely clears the fans of the “Reds”, initially accused of arriving late at the stadium and of having massively presented falsified tickets.
According to UEFA, Real Madrid fans and other spectators affected by the chaos at the Stade de France will also be able to seek compensation, but on a case-by-case basis.