The Stade de France security system was overwhelmed this Saturday, during the Champions League final, in particular by many people with counterfeit tickets, who forced their way into the Dionysian enclosure. counterfeit bills for a real fiasco. The Champions League final, which was played this Saturday at the Stade de France, was marked by numerous overflows. The kick-off of the game between Real Madrid and Liverpool was delayed by 35 minutes due to incidents outside the enclosure, where supporters forced their way through even though many of them had not the precious sesame to attend the match. Residents also took advantage of the situation to rush into the breach. The situation degenerated a little before 8 p.m., when the gates were climbed by many individuals, both residents and Liverpool supporters, according to this that can be seen on the images circulating on the web, about 3,000 to 4,000 people. The people in question succeeded in forcing the bottleneck at the level of the first filter, which gives access to the forecourt of the Stade de France. people with tickets, others who did not, but also individuals with fake tickets, while some were there to disturb public order. At the level of the second screening, the turnstiles ended up not no longer work because of counterfeit bills that were scanned multiple times and which led to malfunctions. In a press release published on Saturday evening, the Paris police headquarters indicated that “many supporters without tickets for the match or holders of counterfeit tickets disrupted access to the Stade de France, at the level of the external security perimeter”. A person was even arrested in possession of fifty counterfeit notes. An English fan reported to the BBC about the difficulties in accessing the enclosure. His ticket, valid a priori, did not pass the turnstile. The supporter in question tried it three times, in vain. confirmed UEFA. This created a buildup of supporters trying to get in. As a result, kick-off was delayed by 35 minutes to allow as many fans with genuine tickets as possible to access the stadium.” Some of them unfortunately found that their seats were already taken by fake ticket holders.With minutes before kick-off, with many Liverpool fans still stranded outside, UEFA announced decided to postpone the game time. But the fans were not advancing in front of the forecourt, with huge filtering problems and many people who continued to climb. The game was postponed for a few minutes a second time , so that the players in this match start their final 35 minutes late. An investigation and penalties demanded inside outside the Stade de France, blocked in front of the gates. They had to wait until halftime to enter. For its part, the Liverpool club has indicated that it is asking for an investigation after this sad evening. The British ambassador to France also demanded that UEFA investigate to “establish the facts”. 68 people were arrested on the sidelines of this final. 70,000 English supporters traveled to Paris in total for this final and 20,000 of them were at the Stade de France.
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