Liverpool fans to be refunded after Champions League chaos


MANCHESTER, England (AP) — UEFA will compensate Liverpool fans who bought tickets for last season’s Champions League final, an event that erupted into scuffles outside the Stade de France and innocent fans were pepper sprayed and tear gassed.

European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday that a refund scheme had been put in place for 19,618 tickets bought by Liverpool fans for last May’s game against Real Madrid. The Spanish club won 1:0.

An independent investigation published last month found that UEFA was primarily responsible for the “catastrophic” security breach.

The investigative committee said in a 220-page document: “It is surprising that no one lost their lives.

Compensations are also paid to Real Madrid fans and neutral fans who meet certain criteria defined by UEFA.

UEFA General Secretary Theodor Theodoridis said: “We have taken into account the many views that have been expressed publicly and privately and we believe that we have developed a comprehensive and fair programme.” “We recognize the negative experience these fans had on the day and through this program we will provide compensation to those fans who purchased tickets and were most affected by difficulties entering the stadium.”

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