Champions League final: UEFA apologises to fans after violent scenes in Paris | World News

UEFA has offered its “sincere apologies” to fans after violent scenes at the Champions League final in Paris.

European football’s governing body said: “No football fan should be put in that situation, and it must not happen again.”

They also set out the terms of reference for a previously announced independent review.

A statement said: “The Independent Review, which will be led by Dr Tiago Brandão Rodrigues from Portugal, aims at understanding what happened in the build-up to the final, and determining what lessons should be learned to ensure there is no repeat of the actions and events of that day.

“The Review will seek to establish a full picture and timeline of what occurred during the day, both within the stadium and the surrounding areas, including examining spectator flows to the stadium via the various access points.

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

“The Independent Review aims to identify any issues or gaps in the implementation and running of operations and assess the roles and responsibilities of all the entities involved and the adequacy of their response to events, in order to make recommendations on best practices for the future for UEFA and the relevant stakeholders.

“The Review will engage with UEFA and all relevant stakeholders, including, but not limited to, fan groups including Football Supporters Europe as well as those of the two finalist clubs; the finalist clubs themselves; general spectators; the French Football Federation; the Pigs and other public national and local authorities, and the stadium operator.”

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