Liverpool presents the testimonies of 9 thousand fans to the European Union because of the European final
Liverpool FC issued an official statement today, Thursday, regarding the club’s ongoing response to the events of the 2022 Champions League final that was held in Paris against Real Madrid, during which it confirmed the presentation of testimonies that included thousands of Reds fans.
Following the events surrounding the Champions League final in Paris on May 28 and the French Senate’s report on July 13 that found ‘multiple regulatory failures’ caused the ‘miserable failure’ at the Stade de France, Liverpool FC have now provided supporter testimonials, photos and videos. to a separate panel.
Following the events in Paris, the club called for an independent investigation into the issues leading up to and on the evening of the Champions League final in Paris. .
More than 9,000 fans took the time to write and record their first-hand experiences, and more than 8,500 fans gave the club permission to use their testimonials as part of the investigation. These certificates have now been handed over to an independent UEFA committee, with all information enabling personal de-identification for data protection reasons.
“I would like to thank all of our fans who took the time to write to us after Paris to tell us about their first-hand experiences from that day and night,” Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan said.
He added: “After reading and analyzing the testimonials, we know that our fans have had horrific experiences that no one should have to go to a football match or any other events.
“The purpose of providing an executive summary and the testimonies themselves are to help the Independent Commission understand that humans were caught in the chaos of May 28 and the experience of that day and night will live with them forever,” he added.
“We want the Independent Commission to understand that behind the report and analysis there are real stories of real people who have had some horrific and completely avoidable experiences,” the Liverpool chief executive stressed.
He explained that eight topics were identified from the 9,000 testimonies, including congestion at access points, insufficient supporter travel information, critical issues in the outer ticket checking areas and inner turnstiles, and excessive riot control tactics were largely reported.
Lack of communication with fans outside the stadium, the emotional impact of incorrect reasoning for kick-off delays, problems entering and exiting the stadium and problems exiting the fan park were also determined from the testimonial analysis.
The club would like to thank the fans once again for the important role they have played by taking the time to present their testimonials, photos and videos.