Real Madrid REJECT UEFA’s plan to refund fans for last year’s chaotic Champions League final in Paris, branding it ‘insufficient’ – as they pledge to help supporters file their own legal claims
- The club released a damning statement rejecting UEFA’s compensation proposal
- Last year’s Champions League final was tarnished by chaos ahead of kick-off
- Real Madrid urged that they would help their fans make appropriate legal claims
By Ben Willcocks For Mailonline
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Real Madrid have released a damning statement rejecting UEFA’s plan to compensate fans with reimbursed tickets in the wake of the chaotic Champions League final last year.
The governing body last month absolved supporters of blame and accepted their own responsibility for the disarray and horror that ruined last season’s final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Supporters suffered immensely from a clear lack of organisation at the Stade de France last year, and French police subsequently attempted to blame ticketless Liverpool fans for the widespread disorder.
UEFA conducted their own investigation into the shambolic and dangerous scenes, which led to the game delaying its kick-off by over 40 minutes, and have since agreed to reimburse those who purchased a ticket.
On Thursday, Real Madrid released a statement on their club website to insist that this offer of compensation simply was not good enough, considering the severity of UEFA’s incompetence.
UEFA offered compensation to Real Madrid fans after last year’s Champions League final chaos
Disorder outside the Stade de France delayed kick-off between Real Madrid and Liverpool by over 40 minutes and subsequently spoiled the Champions League final for both sets of fans
The Spanish club – led by president Florentino Perez (above) – urged the offer to refund tickets was ‘insufficient’ given