Liverpool have been enraged after the French government blamed the club’s supporters for the chaos that erupted in UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, which took place on May 29.
On the day UEFA announced that they would launch an independent investigation after the horrific scenes, the Reds lost their patience with all they heard from France as they demanded a forceful return.
As per reports, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has written to French sports minister Amelie Oudea-Castera demanding an apology for her claim that 30,000 to 40,000 Reds fans ‘without tickets or with fake tickets’ had been at the Stade de France.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s chief executive Billy Hogan turned emotional whilst giving an interview about the occasion that turned out to be ‘the worst experience in many people’s lives’.
“We are also reviewing the legal avenues available to us on behalf of affected supporters,”Hogan said, as per the club’s official website.
Oudea-Castera initially blamed Liverpool for helping to cause the chaos, telling a French radio station that the club failed in organising its supporters who went to Paris. The French government had also claimed that “massive” ticket frauds by the Reds’ supporters contributed to the chaotic scenes that spoiled the mood of the match.
Meanwhile, UEFA announced on Monday that it was opening an “independent report” into the mayhem that happened on Saturday that would “examine decision making, responsibility and behaviours of all entities involved.”
The governing body said that it has appointed Portuguese politician Tiago Brandao Rodrigues to oversee the report on a pro bono basis and will decide upon the course of action on the completion of the investigation.
Vinicius Jr scored the game’s only and decisive goal in the second half as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 to clinch their 14th European Cup at the Stade de France in Paris.
This was the club’s fifth Champions League trophy in nine seasons after the Brazilian winger fired in from a close-range finish in the 59th minute from Federico Valverde’s drive across the face of goal in the summit clash.