the words of the French government provoke the ire of the British



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The chaotic final of the Champions League at the Stade de France, Saturday May 28, turns into a diplomatic game between Paris and London. The government’s remarks about British supporters do not cross the Channel.

Under fire from critics since Saturday, Gérald Darmanin has seen his explanations confirmed by the French Football Federation. Tuesday evening, she indicated that she had noted the presence of 35,000 people without valid entry in front of the Stade de France. A to analyse disputed by many observers, which joins that of the Minister of the Interior. The latter estimates since the beginning of the case that there were between 30,000 and 40,000 supporters without a valid ticket. The federation and UEFA specify that only 2,800 counterfeit tickets were scanned.

Three days before the match, the Minister was also alerted by his own services of the anti-hooliganism division, reporting about 50,000 individuals without a ticket. The British, for their part, were very critical of the attitude of the French government. The Minister of Sports and Gérald Darmanin indeed attributed, as soon as the match ended, full responsibility for the incidents to the British supporters. Remarks “totally disrespectful“, according to Liverpool club chairman Tom Werner.

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