There has been widespread criticism towards the treatment of fans at the hands of the French authorities deployed for the game.
Photos and videos circulated on social media show Liverpool supporters crammed into fenced areas and tear gas used by police.
Byrne, a UK Member of Parliament for Liverpool West Derby who says he was at the match as a Liverpool fan, described the situation outside the stadium as “one of the most horrendous experiences of my life.”
“I have honestly never witnessed such a hostile environment for a football match
. It was truly horrific
,” 他 写 in a letter calling for the UK government to press for a formal investigation into the events outside the Stade de France on Saturday
“Many elderly people, 孩子们, disabled people, asthma sufferers and families out for a day to remember were among those pepper sprayed,” 他加了.
Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson also called for the UK government to take action and said she was
“disgusted by appalling management
& brutal treatment
” of Liverpool fans
, while the club has also called for a formal investigation into what it called
” faced by fans
在星期一, the spokesman to Boris Johnson said the UK Prime Minister is “hugely disappointed” by the way fans were treated and described footage from outside the stadium as “deeply upsetting and disturbing,” according to PA media.
Real Madrid won Saturday’s final 1-0 to claim the club’s 14th European title.
As confusion spread ahead of kickoff, videos emerged on social media of people — with no clear affiliation to a team — scaling fences around the stadium and running into the ground.
Stuart Fraser, a Liverpool fan who traveled to Paris for the game, said there was “pushing and shoving” in queues with “no information” from authorities on how to get into the stadium.
“It got really
, really tight
, people started panicking
, there were kids
, there were old people
, it was crushing
,” 他 told beIN Sports
, adding that fans were
” 和 “calm
” while waiting to get into the ground
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson also said that crowd management around the final had “not been well organized.”
The Scotland international 告诉天空体育 that one of his friends had been accused by security of having a fake ticket
, even though that ticket had been sourced by Robertson himself through the club
, who attended the game in an observatory and advisory capacity
“the vast majority of fans behaved in an exemplary manner
, arriving at turnstiles early and queuing as directed.