The match between Real Madrid and Liverpool (1-0) was delayed by 35 minutes because of that. The police used tear gas to control the situation. 39 people were arrested.
Some right-wing politicians, including Reconquista chair Eric Zemmour, who is running for the upcoming parliamentary elections, accused local youths from the suburbs of Saint-Denis, who also tried to storm the stadium.
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“What we really need to remember is that the uproar was due to a group of Liverpool fans who had or did not have fake tickets. When there were a lot of people at the entrance to the stadium, there were also young men from the area who were trying to get in and mingle with the crowd.”
Chaotic scenes outside the national team stadium have been described as a national disgrace in the media as France prepares to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympic Games.
Liverpool manager Billy Hogan said the treatment of Liverpool fans was “unacceptable” and that the club would ask UEFA to investigate the matter. Liverpool’s sports minister, Nadine Doris, expressed a similar view.
In turn, the Minister of Odea Castera confirmed that during the Saturday match there were no problems with the Real Madrid fans, and the Spanish club was able to better control the visits of its fans to Paris.
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