Real Madrid: Darmanin justifies the incidents, compensation claimed for supporters

Real Madrid: Darmanin justifies the incidents, compensation claimed for supporters

LIVERPOOL-REAL MADRID. After the violent incidents around the Stade de France, Gérald Darmanin again pointed the finger at massive ticket fraud.

5:30 p.m. – “The triggering event is counterfeit banknotes” according to Camille Chaize

Camille Chaize, spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior, assures in “Apolline Matin” this Monday on RMC and RMC Story that the origin of the incidents at the Stade de France on Saturday evening is linked to fake tickets sold to Liverpool supporters. “The triggering fact is these fake tickets sold en masse to English supporters, assures the spokesperson for the Interior. Afterwards, the pre-filters were dropped for some to avoid crowd movements, because we know that it can lead to injuries or even tragedies, as a few years ago in Belgium. The choice was made to favor the entry of people who perhaps did not have tickets. And inside, there were supporters , but not only. There were also a number of opportunistic offenders, who wanted to assault or steal.”

5:00 p.m. – The Liverpool club has requested an investigation

In the wake of the incidents which mainly affected his supporters, the Reds have called for an investigation to be opened “into the causes of these unacceptable problems”.

16:41 – The intelligence services had alerted the authorities

According to information from Europe 1, the police officers of the national division for the fight against hooliganism (DNLH) had from Wednesday May 25, four days before the meeting, warned the authorities of the risk of overflows in a note. Analysts projected the presence in Paris of “50,000 to 75,000 English supporters”, including only 50 to 100 “supporters at risk”. In this four-page note that Europe 1 consulted, the DNLH describes very precisely the flow of travelers from England to the Stade de France. And alert on the English supporters without tickets present in the capital, “around 50,000. Some of them will be in possession of counterfeit tickets and will try to use them to access the stadium”

4:30 p.m. – The European press criticizes

Some European media were quick to react to the incidents on the sidelines of the Champions League final: “These incidents raise serious questions about UEFA’s organization of a major event” for The Guardian (England) . On the Spanish side, the newspaper Sport added a layer: “A shame: the final started half an hour late because of the chaos at the entrance to the stadium”.

16:00 – English clubs loaded by Darmanin

“The doctrine of maintaining French order has made it possible to avoid deaths and injuries. The comparison with the Olympic Games and the Rugby World Cup seems to me quite disproportionate knowing that there are, obviously, only in football with certain English clubs that there are these events. I would remind you that France has organized a large number of very high-level rugby and football matches in recent times without difficulty. This was particularly the case during the Cup final of France. In 2019, the final between Liverpool and Tottenham had the same problems in Madrid. A final at Wembley a few years ago had exactly the same problems. There is also the Liverpool coach who called the supporters to come to France even without tickets. We ended up with tens of thousands of British supporters, some of whom had respected the rules perfectly. And a tiny but extremely lively part who jostled the authorities.”

3:30 p.m. – “We have to improve” for the Minister of Sports

“We want to strengthen the management of these major events. We have seen that we need to improve on flow management, to ensure that we have the means to prevent ticketing fraud” explained the Minister for Sports.

15:10 – Compensation claimed

“We have asked UEFA to compensate the 2,700 people who were unable to attend the match,” explained the Sports Minister.

2:50 p.m. – Deaths avoided according to Darmanin

“The decisions taken have prevented deaths. The pre-filters have been lifted to avoid crushing people on the police cordons or the gates” explained Gérald Darmanin.

14:30 – The judicial point after the incidents at Liverpool – Real

A total of 48 people were placed in police custody, 15 of these police custody were subject to extension measures with decisions to be taken during the day concerning them. Note that no police custody has taken place for facts related to intrusions or fake entry tickets to the stadium.

2:10 p.m. – “This question of counterfeit notes smacks of a very opportunistic pretext” for Pierre Barthélémy

Pierre Barthélémy, lawyer for several French supporters, member of the France Supporters Europe association, testified to the chaos to access the Stade de France which he attended as an observer. “This question of counterfeit tickets smacks of a very opportunistic pretext since the first argument to explain the postponement of the match (of 36 minutes) is supposedly the late arrival of the supporters, but several of them testified that they had been there since 5 p.m., he explains. Afterwards, we invoke this story of counterfeit tickets but it does not hold. We put forward the figure of 40,000, why not a million? 40,000 people, that would be half the stadium . This would mean that you saw a counter flow from half the stadium going the other way and no one noticed on the spot.”

13:50 – Nadal also explained his difficulties in accessing the Stade de France

“I had difficulty getting to the stadium, he said. I had to get out of the car on the highway and finish on foot. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have gotten there in time because the car who was taking me only arrived at the (stadium) car park at 10:15 p.m. But I got there on foot, it was easier than I thought. People from the organization recognized me and helped.”

13:48 – Darmanin: “What has been observed is a massive and organized fraud of counterfeit notes”

“We have found no divergence in substantive interpretation. The decision was taken three months ago following the geopolitical situation in Moscow, where it takes between 12 and 18 months to organize such an event. three months. We regret a distortion in the reception of British supporters, unlike the Spanish supporters. What has been observed is a massive and organized fraud of counterfeit tickets, 70% of counterfeit tickets at pre-screening, 15% after the first filtering.”

13:30 – Courtois “sorry” for the Liverpool fans

Winner of the Champions League on Saturday May 28 with the Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois sent a message to Liverpool supporters on Sunday May 29 “I am sorry for the Liverpool fans and the way they have been treated. I hope everyone has returned home safe and sound.”

13:10 – A parliamentary inquiry commission demanded

Michel Salvin, senator Les Républicains de l’Isère and President of the study group “Sporting practices and major sporting events” of the Senate has asked for the opening of a parliamentary commission of inquiry in order to designate “the real troublemakers in the last night’s disaster in the Champions League final” and not “to get angry with our English neighbors by unfairly pointing the finger at Liverpool supporters”.

12:50 – The anger of the president of Seine-Saint-Denis

“I have never seen such disorganization around the Stade de France, he denounced on France Info, this Monday. This is not the first time that there have been major events around the Stade de France The Stade de France has existed in Saint-Denis for 24 years and this is the third Champions League final to be held there (after 2000 and 2006, editor’s note) and I have never seen such a level disorganization. I am very angry, I do not want Saine Saint-Denis and its inhabitants to be the scapegoats for this disorganization. I demand a rapid, transparent, in-depth investigation into these dysfunctions, this disorganization. “

11:50 a.m. – “Analyze and learn together the necessary lessons” according to the Minister of Sports

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, Minister of Sports, in the preamble to the crisis meeting at the ministry declared: “The purpose of this meeting is to manage to identify all the dysfunctions which have unfortunately occurred at the Stade de France. Saturday evening, manage to analyze them well and draw all together the lessons, the consequences and the necessary lessons so that it never happens again and that we are ideally prepared for the next international sporting events.

11:30 – Mélenchon and Le Pen on the prowl

Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Marine Le Pen were quick to react to the incidents that took place on Saturday May 28 on the sidelines of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. For the leader of France Insoumise, “we are not prepared for events of the Olympic Games type” while for the president of the National Rally, “We no longer organize a big event even though there are OJ in eighteen months”. Same story for the two French political figures who point to the upcoming organization of the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.

11:10 – The 2024 Olympics in danger?

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games take place in just over two years and the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will be on a different scale than the Champions League final which took place on Saturday May 28. Something to worry some authorities. As a reminder, 600,000 people are expected on the Seine where the ceremony will take place.

10:50 – Justice seized for “counterfeit fraud”

Saturday, May 28, the prefect of police of Paris, Didier Lallement took legal action for “massive fraud with counterfeit notes”. He believes that “this could have had very serious consequences for the safety of spectators”.

10:30 – Carl Clemente: “It was a war zone”

Author of books on the history of Liverpool, Carl Clemente has never had incidents similar to those on Saturday May 28 before the Champions League final: “I go to games at Anfield, in England and across Europe for twenty-two years now and I had never experienced such a thing as last night… My 9-year-old child suffered the effects of tear gas that the police were throwing for fun! been hit directly. It’s so toxic. It was clearly not a place for children. It was more of a war zone.”

10:10 – 105 arrests and 39 police custody

According to figures communicated to AFP by the Ministry of the Interior, the police carried out 105 arrests and 39 police custody on the sidelines of the C1 final. This report concerns the surroundings of the Stade de France but also the fan zones open to Liverpool and Real Madrid supporters.

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