UEFA To Refund 19,618 Liverpool Fans For UCL Final Tickets After “Failures Which Almost Led To Disaster”

UEFA plans to refund almost 20,000 Liverpool fans who bought tickets to last season’s Champions League final in Paris.

Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Liverpool in May 2022 was overshadowed by scary and unpleasant scenes before the match.

Poor event organization led to kick-off being delayed by 36 minutes.

UEFA initially blamed this delay on “the late arrival of fans” and also on many people trying to get into the Stade de France without tickets.

However, an independent report recently found that there was “no evidence” to support these “reprehensible” claims.

The report also said that “it is remarkable no one lost their life”, adding: “The panel has concluded that UEFA, as event owner, bears primary responsibility for failures which almost led to disaster.”

Following the findings of the report, UEFA will be setting up a refund scheme that “covers all of the Liverpool FC ticket allocation for the final, i.e. 19,618 tickets”.

These 19,618 tickets were all bought by fans via Liverpool FC and ranged from £59.40 to £585.70 in price.

It is estimated that the UEFA refund payout will total around £3.5 million.

UEFA general secretary Theodore Theodoridis said: “We have taken into account a huge number of views expressed both publicly and privately and we believe we have devised a scheme that is comprehensive and fair.

We value the input from the Liverpool FC supporter organisations Spirit of Shankly and Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association as well as the open and transparent dialogue throughout this period.

“We recognise the negative experiences of those supporters on the day and with this scheme we will refund fans who had bought tickets and who were the most affected by the difficulties in accessing the stadium.”

Source: Futbolsi

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