Testimony from British agents deployed conflict with the version of French police, who justified the use of force to prevent late fans from entering the stadium with counterfeit tickets and who tried to force the door.
The British government has asked UEFA to launch an official investigation into incidents that took place ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. The Secretary of State for Culture and Sport, Nadine Dorris, described as “deeply disturbed” Images of French police lashing out at English fans and Labor MP Ian Byrne claimed the fans were “behave like an animal”
“I’ve never seen something so terrible since 1989,” Bayern said, referring clearly to the tragedy of hillsborough In which 97 Liverpool fans died. “They (fans) wanted to support their team in the biggest game of the season,” said Nadine Dorris.
Several Merseyside police officers sent from Liverpool as reinforcements confirmed that most “Red” fans behaved “in an exemplary manner given the startling circumstances”.
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Testimony of British agents stationed in the program collides face-to-face with the version of the French police, which justified the use of force and tear gas to prevent late fans from entering the stadium with counterfeit tickets and tried to force the door. The start of the match at the Stade de France was delayed by more than half an hour due to incidents.
“I urge UEFA to launch an official investigation into what went wrong and why,” Sports Secretary Nadine Dorries said in a statement. “It is in the interest of everyone involved to understand what happened and to take lessons to prevent these incidents.”
Many Liverpool fans attributed the break-in attempts to local youth, who also committed the offence. Beating and looting against them.
David Hughes, a Liverpool fan who lost his father (Eric Hughes) in a tragic human avalanche that claimed 97 lives at Hillsborough Stadium, blamed French police for his part: “The easiest thing to do is to blame the fans, which they always do.”
“It all started with the pretext of fitting 20,000 people between two columns in an underpass,” Hughes told the Associated Press. Guardian, “I arrived with my daughter three hours before the match and it was clear that the police were not able to deal with the crowd: it ended in an ambush.”
“Liverpool fans were treated very aggressively,” said British Minister for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis. “This is not the first time that something like this has happened outside our borders, we have to learn from what happened and go to the end.”
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