Champions League remaining: Uefa commissions impartial report into scenes outdoors stadium

Champions League final: Uefa commissions independent report into scenes outside stadium


Uefa has commissioned an independent report into the scenes outside the ground that delayed Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Kick-off at the Stade de France in Paris was delayed by over half an hour with Liverpool ticket-holders seen waiting in huge queues, and French police later using tear gas on crowds.

On Monday, French authorities complained of what they called “industrial-scale” ticket fraud amid a row over the game’s policing.

French sports minister Amelie Oudea-Casteraexternal-link said there were “no problems” regarding Madrid supporters and the Spanish side had controlled their travelling fans better than Liverpool, who had let their supporters “out in the wild”.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has since written a letter to Oudea-Castera “demanding an apology” for her comments.

Werner wrote: “The events that occurred in and around the Stade de France on…