UEFA have officially apologised to Liverpool and their fans over the commotion in the Champions League final. Mainly, there was poor management and rough treatment of the patrons by the authorities, and there were instances of tear gas being used by the police to control the situation as well.
Due to the situation outside the stadium, the game had to be postponed by half an hour. But, it eventually went ahead without many more issues. Real Madrid condemned the events in Paris as well after being crowned 14-time winners of the Champions League.
UEFA extend Liverpool an apology for chaos in Paris
Following the events of the Champions League final, UEFA have also ordered an independent investigation into the matter. They will provide updates on the matter as the investigation progresses.
“UEFA wishes to sincerely apologise to all spectators who had to experience or witness frightening and distressing events in the build-up to the UEFA Champions League final at the Stade de France on 28 May 2022 in Paris, on a night which should have been a celebration of European club football. No football fan should be put in that situation, and it must not happen again,” the official statement read.
“To that end, immediately after the events, UEFA commissioned an Independent Review to identify shortcomings and responsibilities of all entities involved in the organisation of the final, and has today published for this review.
“The Independent Review, which will be led by Dr Tiago Brandão Rodrigues from Portugal, aims at understanding what happened in the build-up to the final, and determining what lessons should be learned to ensure there is no repeat of the actions and events of that day.
“Further information on how relevant parties can submit their testimonies (via a dedicated email address or an online questionnaire) will be communicated shortly.
“The findings of the Review, conclusions, and recommendations will be set out in detail in the Report and will be those of Dr. Tiago Brandão Rodrigues and the experts who will support him. The Review will start immediately and should be concluded within the shortest possible time-frame needed to produce a comprehensive review of the events.
“Once completed, the Report will be published by UEFA on www.uefa.com in the interests of transparency.”