On Tuesday, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) said it will refund Liverpool fans who attended last year’s Champions final in Paris after an investigation showed they were responsible for the chaos outside the stadium.
After thousands of the Merseyside fans were unable to enter the Stade de France for the match on May 28, which was delayed by 36 minutes.
French police used tear gas on fans including women and children. Although UEFA initially blamed the Merseyside club’s fans for the protest, the footballing body apologized after an independent review was released.
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“We have taken into account a vast number of views expressed both publicly and privately, and we believe we have devised a comprehensive and fair scheme,” UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis said in a statement.
“We value the input from the Liverpool FC supporter organizations Spirit of Shankly (SOS) and Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association (LDSA) as well as the open and transparent dialogue throughout this period.
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“We recognize the negative experiences of those supporters on the day, and with this scheme, we will refund fans who purchased tickets and were the most impacted by the stadium’s accessibility issues.”
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