Fans 'tear gassed' and denied entry to Champions League final in Paris 6 months ago

Fans 'tear gassed' and denied entry to Champions League final in Paris

There were reports of "chaos" and a "big bottleneck".

Fans were reportedly tear-gassed outside the Stade de France and denied entry to the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

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Kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes as supporters making their way to the stadium for the match were caught up in "chaos" and a "big bottleneck"

According to reports, the gates were shut with a host of fans still waiting to get into the ground, with Andy Kelly tweeting: "Fans queuing outside with tickets for a gate that’s been shut for no reason just been tear gassed. Throughly unpleasant experience and so dangerous. This isn’t how fans should be treated in a civilised society. Unacceptable".

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Video footage shows thousands of fans situated outside the stadium, seemingly being stopped from gaining entry.

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Sergios Santos wrote: "I've been to quite a few Champions League, Euro Cup and World Cup finals. What is happening at the Stade de France I have never seen before. There are groups of French around the stadium attacking and robbing the fans. I'm not talking about hearsay, I've seen it myself."

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Other video footage shows people climbing over the gates and into the stadium's perimeters.

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