Champions League – UEFA dismantles Gerald Darmanin figures after Stade de France fiasco

The accounts are obviously not good. Heard by the Senate, UEFA largely downplayed the figures mentioned by Gérald Darmanin when justifying the Stade de France fiasco in the Champions League final a little less than a month ago. The European body, which began its own investigation, found “multiple causes” while admitting that many counterfeit notes were used on the spot. But certainly not as much as the 35,000 counted by the Home Secretary.

About 2,600 tickets were brought to the site, which were counterfeit“added Martin Kallen, General Manager of UEFA Events, a subsidiary of the European Event Sales Authority.”But a lot of fake tickets never got to the turnstiles (…) How many? we don’t know, we couldn’t really verify. It is not believed that this was the figure mentioned after the first days in France, or more or less 30,000 to 40,000“,” he said, referring to “several thousand tickets that were fake“.

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Supporters will be heard

In the first hours after this final, between Real Madrid and Liverpool (1-0), Gérald Darmanin played British fans responsible for incidents, evoking a “massive fraud“on ticketing and angering supporters’ associations. In front of senators on June 1, the interior minister then sketched a mea culpa over the organization of the final at his hearing, while maintaining his controversial version Liverpool and Real Madrid fans are due to be auditioned at the Senate on Tuesday at 4.30pm.

“Galtier is a mini Didier Deschamps”

Heard on Tuesday morning in front of the senators, Martin Kallen came into play in this UEFA final, which keeps in particular his hand on the ticket office. For the Swiss leader, paper notes, more easily counterfeit, were less timely than certified electronic notes. More “it was not just the paper notes that created chaos in front of the doorshe argued.The causes are many: transport strikes, bad reactions from stadiums, law enforcement, there have been offenders (on the perimeter, ed.), An extremely large flow in front of the stadium without a ticket or with fake tickets“, he developed, before making some recommendations for the future.

Two or three months for the investigation

For example”work as much as possible with electronic tickets“,”have more work on the perimeters“security around the stadium, or”to have the best communication with the actors in their place to be informed about the situation inside and outside the stadium“He said UEFA would take over.”a few measures“That she communicated later, pending the independent investigation she commissioned in late May, which began work”this week“et qui should make its conclusions in September.

“Les Girondins is the laboratory of everything not to be done in the football business”

It was thought that the investigation would take at least two or three months. As it begins now, we could say something in September“UEFA has entrusted this internal investigation to former Portuguese Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Tiago Brandao Rodrigues.”

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