CCTV Footage From Champions League Final Fiasco “Destroyed”

CCTV Footage From Champions League Final Fiasco “Destroyed”

CCTV footage from the Stade de France during last month’s Champions League final has been deleted.AFP

CCTV footage of the Stade de France during last month’s Champions League final has been deleted, a French Senate commission told a commission investigating the incident on Thursday. The French Football Federation (FFF) has revealed that video surveillance from the ground was destroyed – according to French law, which states that it must be destroyed within seven days unless it Not subject to warrants of judicial authorities.

“We are shocked,” Laurent Lafon, co-chair of the Senate Commission, told AFP, adding that an investigation had been launched the day after the game.

“There was plenty of time to apply for them. We need to understand what happened.”

He said the defeat at the stadium appeared to be a “pile of losses” linked to a “lack of preparation”.

Liverpool Mayor Steve Rotherham, after questioning the FFF delegation, said “they (failed) to understand why the videos were destroyed”.

Senate Leader Bruno Retailleau added: “Everything leads to the belief that we deliberately allow compromising exhibitions to be destroyed.”

However, French police later said on Thursday that they still had video footage from the stadium on the day of the May 28 game between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

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French Interior Minister Gerald Durmann blamed “industrial scale” ticket fraud and the presence of 30,000 to 40,000 people for crushing fake tickets or without tickets before the game.

The figures have been widely disputed by witnesses and the media using images from the ground.

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