UEFA apologizes to Liverpool and Real Madrid supporters for the Champions League final chaos

UEFA apologized on Friday to any fans who had to encounter or witness terrifying and disturbing incidents leading up to the Champions League final on May 28 at the Stade de France in Paris. Immediately after the events, UEFA commissioned an Independent Assessment to uncover inadequacies and duties of all institutions involved in the final’s organization, and on Friday, the Terms of Reference for this review were revealed.

Fans in Paris during the Champions League final

The Independent Review, directed by Tiago Brandao Rodrigues of Portugal, tries to investigate what transpired leading up to the final and determine what lessons can be learned to guarantee that the acts and events of that day do not happen again.

The Review will attempt to construct a complete picture and chronology of what happened during the day, both inside the stadium and in the surrounding regions, including an examination of fan flows to the stadium through the different entrance points.

It will also examine all relevant operational plans related to security, mobility, ticketing, and others as determined by the Review’s chairman, as well as the planning and preparedness of the involved entities for the staging of the final, including at additional sites such as the Liverpool FC and Real Madrid CF fan meeting points.

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