UEFA to compensate Liverpool supporters after incidents at Stade de France in 2022

An agreement was reached on Friday March 22 with Liverpool supporters, who were demanding compensation for physical and mental injuries caused by the incidents at the Stade de France during the Champions League final on May 28, 2022, it was announced UEFA

UEFA to compensate Liverpool supporters after incidents at Stade de France in 2022

An agreement was reached on Friday March 22 with Liverpool supporters, who were demanding compensation for physical and mental injuries caused by the incidents at the Stade de France during the Champions League final on May 28, 2022, it was announced UEFA.

The financial details of “this complete and definitive agreement” have not been revealed by the body. Reds fans were represented by two groups of lawyers, Liverpool firm Bingham Long and London firm Pogust Goodhead, who had filed personal injury claims.

These upcoming compensations are in addition to the reimbursement of tickets that UEFA committed to making a year ago, after a damning independent report, which concluded that it was “mainly responsible” for the serious incidents that occurred.

First accused, English supporters cleared

Endless waiting, supporters and families sprayed with tear gas or victims of theft... The police maintaining order, also singled out, during this final, the kick-off of which had to be delayed by 37 minutes , had given rise to scenes of chaos in Saint-Denis, provoking heated controversy in France and England.

The independent report had above all completely cleared the Liverpool supporters, accused initially by UEFA of having arrived late at the Stade de France, then, in particular by the French Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, of having massively presented falsified tickets.

“Both parties accepted the terms of this agreement (…) without any acknowledgment of responsibility,” concluded UEFA, saying it was “happy to have reached a common position which, we hope, will allow supporters to turn the page ".