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'I was close to death,' says former Liverpool star following Champions League final 'disorganization'

‘I was close to death,’ says former Liverpool star following Champions League final ‘disorganization’

Tens of thousands of fans filtered through Paris towards the Stade de France ready to watch Liverpool and Real Madrid go head-to-head for European club football’s premier prize. But for former Liverpool player Alan Kennedy, the match was marred by a terrifying experience, leaving him fearing there would be “loss of life.” The hugely anticipated …

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40,000 Fake Tickets at the Champions League Final? It Was Really 2,589.

40,000 Fake Tickets at the Champions League Final? It Was Really 2,589.

One of the main claims pushed by French officials to explain the chaotic crowd scenes that created a dangerous crush of fans outside last weekend’s Champions League final near Paris has been that tens of thousands of people arrived at the match bearing fake tickets. France’s interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, has claimed as many as …

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France blames ticket fraud for Champions League final chaos

France blames ticket fraud for Champions League final chaos

PARIS (AP) — French authorities defended police on Monday for indiscriminately firing tear gas and pepper spray at Liverpool supporters at the Champions League final, while blaming industrial levels of fraud that saw 30,000 to 40,000 people try to enter the Stade de France with fake tickets or none at all. UEFA ordered an independent …

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