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Andy Robertson criticises UEFA and French police after Champions League final

“Pretty much all our families were affected, I think. I can only speak for my family and all I know is everyone is safe and that’s my main priority. I hope all the fans are safe,” said Robertson.

Kieran Quaile
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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: ( THE SUN OUT,THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT )  Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
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Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has criticised UEFA and the French police for how Liverpool fans were treated at the Champions League final on Saturday.

The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid was delayed by 36 minutes as Liverpool fans were stuck outside the Stade de France in Paris, with UEFA claiming the delay was because Liverpool fans arrived at the stadium late.

Police said supporters had arrived at the stadium with fake tickets, with one of Robertson’s friends being told they had a counterfeit.

Robertson disappointed

After the 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid, Robertson said: “You have to have some sympathy because this was thrown on Paris kind of the last minute with all that has gone on with Russia.

“But as a UEFA competition it is the biggest game in world football and it should be organised a lot better.

“Things like that should not be happening and definitely the force used by certain authorities should not be happening either.

“Pretty much all our families were affected, I think. I can only speak for my family and all I know is everyone is safe and that’s my main priority. I hope all the fans are safe.

“My tickets were through the club and someone told one of my mates he had a fake ticket, which I assure you it wasn’t because it was obviously through me,” Robertson explained.

“Then obviously the French police decided to throw tear gas on fans and families. It’s not been well organised.”

Madrid lift 14th Champions League

Real Madrid went on to lift their 14th Champions League title thanks to a Vinicius winner in the second half, while Liverpool end their season with the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

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