"Stade de Farce", "absolutely shameful", the European press overwhelms the organization of the final


NEWSPAPER - The incidents near the Stade de France, on the sidelines of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, have caused an outcry in the international media.

Unanimous. This is how to qualify the reactions following the organization of the Champions League final, this Saturday at the Stade de France. If the European media do not ignore Real Madrid's victory against Liverpool (1-0)all have harsh words against the incidents that punctuated an evening "chaotic and shameful», according to our special envoys.

The British media, present en masse to follow Liverpool, logically insist on the serious shortcomings observed on the sidelines of the meeting due to the difficulties of access to the Stade de France, which delayed the kick-off of the match by more than 30 minutes. and caused tensions outside.

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"They reached my face, stinging my eyes, my lips and my tongue»

The tabloid The Sun is the most virulent with a title in French (“Stuffing Stadium“) and the testimony of Marvin Matip, the brother of Reds defender Joël Matip, who said he had to take refuge in a restaurant with his pregnant wife to escape the tear gas scattered in their direction.

the Daily Telegraph publishes the damning account of Jason Burt, the head of the football section of the newspaper. "I was outside Gate Y when I was caught in tear gas used indiscriminately by French riot police at the Stade de France, he said. I was talking to supporters who had been waiting quietly, some for three hours, when they reached my face, stinging my eyes, lips and tongue. I saw that we dispersed some. I could not believe it. [...] It was absolutely shameful.»

"An unnamed scandal» for the Spanish press

Emphasizing the "bottlenecks“To which Liverpool supporters were directed, despite having arrived two and a half hours before kick-off and checks”unbearably slow“, Jason Burt believes that”it's a shame that UEFA accused the fans of arriving late. It is simply wrong. They tried to launch their version. Now they have to apologize".

Evening of chaos at the Stade de France this Saturday. KAI PFAFFENBACH / PANORAMIC

In the Spanish press, we talk above all about Real Madrid's 14th European title. But the incidents of the evening also hold a large place. Alfredo Relano, honorary president of the sports daily AS and respected voice of Spanish football, comes down hard in an editorial, denouncing Liverpool and “its hordes of barbarians without an entry ticket" who "created a nameless scandal at the gates of the stadium, which could well have caused a disaster, even if everything was fortunately back to normal with the delay in kick-off.»

"A sad season for France“, we recall in Italy

"A shame: the final started half an hour late because of the chaos at the stadium entrances“, posted the Catalan daily Sport as a headline on its front page, Sunday. The German media are also wondering about UEFA's organizational flaws. "The night of chaoswrites Bild.

In Italy, the Corriere dello Sport comes back like all the Italian press on the "organization flop" Parisian. "A bad evening at the end of a sad season for France, where have multiplied in the stadiums security and public order issues“, writes the Roman newspaper.



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