French authorities continue to peddle blatant lies regarding the chaos at the Champions League final in Paris, but fans and journalists are like are not falling for it.
Blatant Paris lies
The events surrounding the Champions League final in Paris have grown more horrific by the day as fans recount what they experienced at the Stade de France.
French authorities have, unsurprisingly, looked to lay the blame on Liverpool fans and claimed “between 30,000 and 40,000” supporters had fake tickets or none whatsoever and that caused the chaos.
It’s a ridiculous claim that can be easily debunked, as that number of people who had to have seen turnstiles process around 5,555 tickets – genuine or fake – per hour.
So where did all those people go then if that was even true? French sports minister Amelie Oudea-Castera is doing what everyone in power does, displacing the blame in an obvious cover up.
But that’s not going to stand.
3 things from shocking Paris events
- Alan Kennedy was lifted over a fence at the Stade de France for his safety to avoid a “very frightening” crush, with incredible Liverpool fans helping the legend and many more.
- Liverpool have now asked fans to share their experiences in Paris to support the investigation of the shocking treatment of supporters.
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- Ivan Perisic is edging closer to sealing his move to Tottenham, with the 33-year-old to join as a free agent – he once said “Jurgen taught me modern football.”
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- Chelsea have confirmed a consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital has completed their purchase of the club, they look to have a long to-do list.
Tweet of the day and watch of the night
Think it’s fair to say a lot of sports journalists have gained a lot of respect in this city the last few days.
Been some excellent reporting debunking this French lies and bullshit, it’s so refreshing to see how they’ve stood up for Liverpool fans. ??
— Paul Senior? (@PaulSenior1) May 30, 2022
You’re looking at the first day of post-season football, international action, ugh, is on the horizon but now you can unplug.
Maybe stick on that movie you’ve been putting off or that TV show begging for your attention, Stranger Things has got this writer sucked in…