UEFA President Apologizes for Liverpool Fans' Suffering in Champions League Final Chaos
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UEFA President Alexander Ceferin has apologized to Liverpool fans for the chaotic scenes that occurred during last season's Champions League final and is taking steps to ensure similar scenes are not repeated in the future.
UEFA president Alexsander Ceferin has issued an apology to Liverpool fans for the chaotic scenes that occurred during last season's Champions League final.
The independent panel's report found UEFA 'primarily responsible' for the ordeal, which saw fans being pushed into bottlenecks and teargassed outside the stadium in Paris.
In response to the report, Ceferin said: “I want to apologize to the Liverpool fans in particular for what happened in Paris. It should never have happened and we will make sure it will never happen again.”
He added that UEFA will now take steps to ensure that similar scenes are not repeated in the future.
The report also found no evidence of a pre-planned attack by Paris police on Liverpool fans, but noted that the lack of police coordination and communication was a major factor in the chaotic scenes.
The panel also recommended that UEFA review the way tickets are allocated and distributed for future Champions League finals.
Liverpool lost the final 1-0 to Real Madrid, but the scenes outside the stadium overshadowed the match.
Ceferin concluded his statement by saying that UEFA is committed to ensuring that supporters can enjoy the game in safety and comfort.
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