‘Disappointed’ Reds request formal investigation
Liverpool Football Club have released a statement expressing their ‘huge disappointment’ at the scenes before kick-off that marred Saturday’s Champions League Final.
Supporters reported having to queue outside the stadium for hours, and were the subject of dangerous crowd control in which the police used tear gas on groups of fans that included women and children.
It read: “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.
“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.”
UEFA delayed the game by 36 minutes, and cited both supporters arriving at the venue late and those trying to gain access with fake tickets as the reasons.