Faced with the excesses during the Champions League final, UEFA has opened an independent investigation and the Liverpool boss announces that his club has already received more than 5,000 testimonies on the incidents near the Stade de France. Billy Hogan, Liverpool manager, says he is “horrified” by the content of the testimonies received.
The English do not digest the French version of the troubles of Saturday evening during the final of the Champions League. UEFA has opened an investigation and the Liverpool boss announces that his club has already received more than 5,000 testimonies in less than 24 hours on the incidents near the Stade de France.
“This is unacceptable”
All are from supporters who attended the final. Billy Hogan, the Liverpool manager, has reviewed them and demands that they be included in UEFA’s independent investigation: “I have spent time reading these testimonies and honestly I am horrified by the way of which some men, women, children or even people with reduced mobility were treated indiscriminately.” And to rebel: “It’s unacceptable and it must be included in the independent investigation.”
According to these testimonies, there was not only police violence before kick-off. Some supporters are also said to have been assaulted and robbed after the match. The Liverpool club, which accuses the French government of spreading false information about the incidents, has written to the sports minister demanding an apology for its fans.