Champions League Final: Pepper spray against fans

Champions League Final: Pepper spray against fans

Champions League

Champions League Final: Pepper spray against fans

Police monitor Liverpool fans during the game.

Photo: dpa

There were chaotic scenes in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Our reporter was there.

Paris. The French capital is firmly in English hands this weekend. 60,000 to 70,000 Liverpoilers are said to have crossed the English Channel. They want theirs FC Liverpool From 9 p.m. Champions-League-Final Against real Madrid See success. It filled the legendary Stated de France venue accordingly. But the kick-off was delayed by more than 30 minutes as the entire crowd was not in the stadium. Many Liverpool FC supporters were not at the stand just before the first scheduled kick-off at 9pm, and there were still some gaps in the kick-off. Real Madrid fans, on the other hand, filled in well.

There was a long queue at the entrances. No wonder. Our reporter Christian Whoop The site reported: “There are two train stations near the stadium. Background: A union is on strike on the RER B line, making it one of the most important north-south connections through the city – stopping at Stade de France in St. Denis, and there was unrest: as reported by French broadcaster “RMC”, hundreds of Liverpool fans were able to gain admission to Stade de France without a ticket. Pictures from networks showed some anarchic scenes at the entrance around the venue, and Paris police tweeted in French, English and Spanish that fans should not be forced to enter, and at the stadium itself, videos showed police officers using pepper spray against some fans and the teams dressing up for the second time after 9pm. The opening ceremony began at 9:23 am, accompanied by a loud whistle concert by the followers, and finally came at 9:37 am: kick off.

Pressed on walls and fences

Halfway through, our correspondent Christian Woop reported: “Outside there is still a tense atmosphere. Fans are trying to get through the gates. Full-fledged police are responding with pepper spray. Liverpool fans have told me they’ve been pushing themselves against fences and walls. Could not or did not want to.The police officers always answer that they can not speak English – but they said in English.

“I’m not sure if you can organize a bad event even if you try. It’s totally confusing and dangerous, “tweeted English football legend Gary Lineker. Not even half of the fans paid for tickets, some of which had crossed the sea by speedboat from Channel Island in Jersey, while others flew to France via Ireland. Every night, of course.





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