Liverpool News: It was a pretty chaotic time a couple of hours before the final started. Fans and authorities went at each other as the management was having a troublesome time handling everyone.
What was a remnant issue taking place before the final has now turned into an international incident. The management was quick to lay the blame on Liverpool fans for all incidents.
That is perhaps the one thing that infuriated the club the most. Firstly no club takes the matter of their fans being treated badly lightly. Then if you go on to call then uncultured, be ready for the blowback.
Liverpool is now furious with the French administration and is willing to take legal action against them. They are demanding that the French administration give an official apology for the statements they made about the Reds supporters.
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These are the types of incidents where to a degree both parties at often at fault. The French say that the issue of fake tickets shown by Reds supporters was the root cause of all the chaos.
While on the other hand, prominent people like Joel Matip’s family had a torrid time entering the stadium and are calling the management incompetent. In scenarios like this, it’s best not to point fingers.
But since the French delegation did the exact opposite, Liverpool isn’t one to stand down. As per reports from the Daily Mail, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has written to Amelie Oudea-Castera, France’s sports minister.
The club is demanding an apology for her claim that 30,000 to 40,000 people without tickets or with fake tickets’ had been at the Stade de France. UEFA has decided to conduct an inquiry into the matter.
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No matter how you look at it, pepper spray and tear gas on football supporters doesn’t really look good. While the French claim it was all Liverpool fans, there could be some mismanagement on their end too.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said he was ‘deeply upset after seeing the scenes that unfolded. Women and Children who just want to watch the game should not have to go through all of this.
The real issue for Liverpool is how the French are blatantly accusing their fans of everything. This isn’t the first time such an incident had taken place prior to a final. There were comments on UEFA’s managerial capacities.
Pundits were even critical of the pre-game ceremonies. It looks like an effort to commercialize football. We just want the game, pure and simple. There’s no need to mix it with entertainment.
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