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Fans’ £3.5m UEFA refund for final hell


UEFA will shell out more than £3.5million to refund all Liverpool supporters who attended last year’s Champions League final in Paris after they were penned in and sprayed with tear gas.

The European showpiece was marred by chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France, and an independen­t report determined that UEFA bears ‘primary responsibi­lity’ for the distressin­g events.

The governing body have now taken the unpreceden­ted step of refunding all of Liverpool’s ticket allocation.

A UEFA statement read: ‘We have taken into account a huge number of views expressed both publicly and privately and we believe we have devised a scheme that is comprehens­ive and fair.

‘We recognise the negative experience­s of those supporters on the day and with this scheme we will refund fans who had bought tickets and who were the most affected by the difficulti­es in accessing the stadium.’

Top-price tickets for the match against Real Madrid were €690 (£610) and the cheapest €70 (£62). UEFA’s bill for the 19,618 tickets issued to Liverpool fans is more than £3.5m.

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