Real Madrid has turned down UEFA’s offer of compensation for supporters affected by trouble outside the Stade de France in Paris at last season’s Champions League final yesterday, March 10, describing it as “insufficient” and “restricted.”
The European champions, who won the trophy in the chaos-hit final against Liverpool on May 28, 2022, which saw fans funnelled by police into overcrowded bottlenecks and hit with tear gas, said they would not cooperate with the European football governing body’s plan.
UEFA said yesterday that they would reimburse all Liverpool supporters, as well as other spectators who were affected by trouble, with the game kicking off 37 minutes late in the French capital as fans struggled to enter the stadium.
Madrid in a statement said: “Regrettably, our club believes that UEFA’s proposal, officially announced last Tuesday, is insufficient
“It merely consists of the reimbursement of the ticket price, which is also subject to the fulfilment of a series of requirements, including providing proof of the time of access to the stadium.”
Madrid said “given the conclusiveness of the experts’ findings” they had expected compensation in line with the seriousness of the events and UEFA’s culpability.