UEFA compensates Liverpool fans for 2022 final chaos

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UEFA announced on Friday that it had reached a “complete and final” agreement with Liverpool supporters, who were demanding compensation, for physical and mental injuries suffered during the 2022 Champions League final in Paris.

The agreement involves a total of 1,450 plaintiffs who were represented in a lawsuit by international law firm Pogust Goodhead and Liverpool law firm Bingham Long.

The financial details of the compensation were not revealed by the body, but they will be added to the reimbursement of tickets that UEFA committed to making a year ago, after a damning independent report, which had concluded of its “primary responsibility” in the serious incidents that occurred. “Both parties have accepted the terms of this agreement,” assured UEFA, saying it was “happy to have reached a common position which, we hope, will allow supporters to turn the page”.

On May 28, 2022, supporters were locked in and tear gassed outside the Stade de France, while kickoff was delayed by 36 minutes. UEFA and French authorities initially blamed fans without tickets for the events outside the stadium. However, the report, commissioned by UEFA after the incidents, indicates that there is “no evidence” to support these “reprehensible” allegations.

He added that “it is remarkable that no one lost their lives” and that the collective action of Liverpool fans “probably helped” to avoid “more serious injuries and deaths” outside the stadium.

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