UEFA Rubbishes French Minister’s Champions League Fake Tickets Number

UEFA Rubbishes French Minister’s Champions League Fake Tickets Number

A senior UEFA official said on Tuesday that he did not believe French Interior Minister Gerald Dermanin’s claim that fake tickets circulated during last month’s chaotic scenes between Liverpool and Real Madrid before the Champions League final. I was After the game on 28 May, Darmanin claimed that between 30,000 and 40,000 counterfeit tickets in the hands of Liverpool fans were the cause of the problems as police took thousands of spectators to the underpasses around the stadium, causing a kick. Off was further delayed. More than 30 minutes

Martin Callen, director general of UEFA events and in-charge of the body’s commercial events, told a French Senate hearing that the number was too small to investigate.

“We know that about 2,600 tickets were taken in turn-styles that were counterfeit,” Kellen said.

“But a lot of tickets didn’t get turn styles … how many? We don’t know, we really can’t confirm.

“We are not sure if this is the number reported in France, which was between 30,000 and 40,000,” he added.

Keller said other factors caused problems at the Stade de France, in the disaster that saw French police using tear gas up close, even against children.

“It wasn’t just the paper tickets that caused the chaos in front of the doors,” he said.

“There are many reasons for this: the transport strike, the officials, the poor response of the police, there were bad guys and a huge crowd of people in front of the stadium without tickets or fake tickets,” he added.

Supporters of Liverpool and Real Madrid are due to testify in the Senate at the end of the day.

UEFA has launched its own investigation, overseen by a former Portuguese education and sports minister, about whom Calvin said he would present his findings in September.

“We thought the investigation would take at least two to three months,” Kellen said.


“As it is just beginning, we can say sometime in September (for the results),” he added.

Real Madrid won the final 1-0 to become European champions for the 14th time.

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