UEFA ticket refund to fans
UEFA refunds to fans regarding the issue in the last champions league finals. Real Madrid say Uefa’s proposal to reimburse some fans who attended last year’s Champions League final is “insufficient” and have demanded all supporters should be compensated.
An independent report found Uefa bears “primary responsibility” for chaotic scenes that “almost led to disaster” outside the Stade de France in Paris.
Real Madrid say they will not work with Uefa’s “limited” repayment scheme. Watch UEFA refunds to fans on Uksports.
The club want Uefa to “rectify and assume full responsibility”.
Uefa told in a interview the compensation scheme was “fair and accurately reflects the relative problems faced by fans on the night”.
On Tuesday, European football’s governing body announced it would refund fans who had tickets for the final, which was played between Madrid and Liverpool on 28 May, in specific areas of the stadium.
Liverpool fans were penned in and tear gassed outside as kick-off was delayed by 36 minutes.
The report, commissioned by Uefa and released last month, said it was “remarkable no one lost their life”.
Uefa said the refund scheme covers all of the Liverpool ticket allocation just over 19,000 fans as well as other supporters “most affected” regardless of which team they supported.
Real Madrid, in a response released on Thursday, said all ticket holders at the Stade de France should be compensated.
“All the fans experienced an unacceptable delay in the start of the match,” the Spanish club said.
“In addition, there was unacceptable insecurity both in accessing and leaving the stadium, as well as additional harm such as theft, assaults and threats.”
Uefa Had decided to give refund for tickets for gates A, B, C, X, Y and Z at the Stade de France the area where many Liverpool supporters were bottle-necked and faced overcrowding issues
The fans who did not enter the stadium before the match was supposed to kick-off, according to the stadium’s access control data.
The Fans who were not able to enter the stadium at all and who purchased accessibility tickets.
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Real Madrid said it had discussed the refund scheme with Uefa and “trusted at all times” the compensation for all fans would be reflective of the conclusions made by the independent report.
“Unfortunately we consider the Uefa proposal insufficient,” they said.
“The content of the report, which was requested by Uefa itself, highlights all the fans who attended the final were victims of Uefa’s poor organisation and saw their personal safety compromised.
“Whether being able to access the stadium or not, or having done so at the scheduled time, which in any case was due to the exceptional behaviour of the fans of the two clubs, the reality is that all the fans suffered.
“For this reason, Real Madrid has decided not to cooperate with the limited compensation scheme promoted by Uefa, which we ask to rectify and assume full responsibility.”
In response, Uefa said Real Madrid had “declined” to contribute to the planning of the refund scheme despite several requests.
It added the Spanish club were the “only party which did not co-operate” with the independent review.
Tear gas was used on fans, including women and children, by French police. Although UEFA initially blamed the Merseyside club’s fans for the chaos, the governing body later apologised after an independent review was released.
UEFA announced that it would refund Liverpool fans who attended last year’s final in Paris, and that the English club had confirmed that the refund scheme, which would cover the club’s entire ticket allocation for the final, would be implemented.
“Real Madrid has been holding talks with UEFA with the aim of assessing the compensation that will be offered to the fans,” Madrid said in a statement. Watch UEFA refunds to fans on Uksports.