Uefa pre-prepared Champions League final statement blaming ‘late’ fans

Statement that angered Liverpool fans decided on in planningVisual investigation: how the Paris final descended into chaos

Uefa’s statement apparently blaming Liverpool supporters for causing the delay to the start of the Champions League final in Paris was pre-prepared a considerable time before the day of the match, the Guardian has learned. The statement, put up on the big screen at the Stade de France, announced that a delay to the scheduled 9pm kick-off of the final between Liverpool and Real Madrid had been caused by “late arrival of fans”.

The statement incensed Liverpool supporters, thousands of whom were still stuck in chaotic queues outside the stadium despite having arrived three or more hours before 9pm. Approximately 15,000 Liverpool supporters had been held up in a dangerous, bottleneck queue at a perimeter ticket checkpoint, then denied access to the stadium at turnstiles closed by stewards and police.

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@niccinaccinoo66

Uefa pre-prepared Champions League final statement over Liverpool fans https://t.co/jdS8Wogl4i via https://t.co/FMI0Ifz9RD

Posted on: 2022-09-29 09:50

@kjohnson239

RT @LeighDay_Law: .@ClareCampbell76, @paterson_jill and their team share their shock at claims by @guardiannews that UEFA pre-prepared a st…

Posted on: 2022-09-28 20:49

@DJ_Webster

RT @LeighDay_Law: .@ClareCampbell76, @paterson_jill and their team share their shock at claims by @guardiannews that UEFA pre-prepared a st…

Posted on: 2022-09-28 17:58

@JaneSymons1

RT @LeighDay_Law: .@ClareCampbell76, @paterson_jill and their team share their shock at claims by @guardiannews that UEFA pre-prepared a st…

Posted on: 2022-09-28 17:33

@White_Suz

RT @LeighDay_Law: .@ClareCampbell76, @paterson_jill and their team share their shock at claims by @guardiannews that UEFA pre-prepared a st…

Posted on: 2022-09-28 17:32

@paterson_jill

RT @LeighDay_Law: .@ClareCampbell76, @paterson_jill and their team share their shock at claims by @guardiannews that UEFA pre-prepared a st…

Posted on: 2022-09-28 17:27

@LeighDay_Law

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Posted on: 2022-09-28 17:27

@Fantomen_SvFF

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Posted on: 2022-09-27 08:23

@meg_allen

RT @guardian_sport: Exclusive: Uefa’s statement apparently blaming Liverpool fans for causing the delay to the start of the Champions Leagu…

Posted on: 2022-09-27 07:25

@GangsterVeal

RT @soulrebelno1: UEFA had a pre-prepared statement the day BEFORE the 2022 Champions League final, which blamed the delayed start of the m…

Posted on: 2022-09-25 09:15

@soulrebelno1

UEFA had a pre-prepared statement the day BEFORE the 2022 Champions League final, which blamed the delayed start of… https://t.co/GENM7ulyTA

Posted on: 2022-09-25 09:12

@Shemo1972

Uefa pre-prepared Champions League final statement blaming ‘late’ fans | Uefa | The Guardian https://t.co/zn09GVzRad

Posted on: 2022-09-24 18:59

@hiharveen

Screw @uefa - they pre-prepared the narrative to blame @LFC fans for delay and trouble at the @ChampionsLeague fina… https://t.co/SQ68qmYQMl

Posted on: 2022-09-24 18:57

@MGreer_PR

A @UEFA press statement blaming Liverpool fans for the delays in the @ChampionsLeague final in Paris was pre-prepar… https://t.co/OqNlfOfv5X

Posted on: 2022-09-24 15:46

@MGreer_PR

A @UEFA press statement blaming Liverpool fans for the delays in the @ChampionsLeague final in Paris was pre-prepar… https://t.co/AfnEGgmv6v

Posted on: 2022-09-23 13:14

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