L'pool fans pepper-sprayed amid UCL final chaos

Liverpool fans tear-gassed amid UCL final chaos

May 29, 2022 by ESPN

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  • 7:24 PM UTC * Mark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC PARIS -- The Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris was delayed on Saturday amid chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France as thousands of Liverpool fans were stuck outside and police deployed pepper spray and tear gas on supporters.
  • Video footage on social media highlighted large crowds of supporters outside the Stade de France in the buildup to the game, with large numbers of Liverpool fans unable to access the stadium, leaving vast parts of their section empty less than 30 minutes before the match was due to start.
  • ESPN spoke to fans outside the stadium after the scheduled kickoff time and some showed match tickets for the game that should have secured their entry.
  • pic.twitter.com/NLqws9qBrN > > — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 28, 2022 Police officers with batons and riot shields ran from gate to gate to prevent pockets of fans forcing their way into the stadium without showing tickets.

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