Liverpool are angry with the organization of the Champions League final in Paris. Massive chaos ensued around the Stade de France before kick-off, as thousands of Liverpool supporters were unable to enter the stadium. Many people climbed over the fences and entered the Stade de France.
“It was a real mess,” Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson said after the loss to Real Madrid (1-0) at the BBC after speaking to some acquaintances. “A friend of mine was told that his ticket was fake. I can assure you that was not the case. Supporters tried to get to the stadium on time and panicked. It is unacceptable to spray tear gas at those people. “It was a terrible experience for our supporters and families. The Champions League should be a party, but it was not. This was not a nice final to be at.”
Liverpool say in a statement they are “particularly disappointed” that it was such a chaos outside the stadium. Due to the disturbances, the final started more than half an hour later than planned. Liverpool have asked for an investigation into the cause of all the problems.
Trainer Jürgen Klopp heard via-via what had happened outside the Stade de France. “I haven’t spoken to my family yet, but I heard that families of players had a lot of problems getting into the stadium,” said the German. “I’ve heard some things that are not nice. Further research should show what went wrong.”
Liverpool police have been particularly critical of the French organization on Twitter. “This was the worst European match I’ve ever seen,” said a police representative.