Thiago Alcantara’s wife has spoken of how Liverpool’s Champions League final changed into a ‘complete nightmare’ as followers have been robbed, assaulted and teargassed exterior the Stade de France.
Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat by Real Madrid was fully overshadowed by the chaos forward of kick-off as hundreds of supporters have been caught up in harmful scenes as they tried to get contained in the stadium.
Players’ households have been concerned in it with Julia Vigas taking to Instagram to explain her expertise.
She wrote: ‘I do not wish to touch upon these items however this time I want to precise myself.
‘Yesterday’s final was a complete nightmare, and this isn’t about soccer, it goes far past the outcome.
‘Due to an absence of group and safety, there have been so many scary moments:
‘Constantly threatened by bands of robbers, that have been making an attempt to assault us and slipped onto the stadium and not using a ticket.
Thiago Alcantara’s wife, Julia Vigas, has informed of her ‘complete nightmare’ at Saturday evening’s Champions League final as Liverpool followers and gamers’ households have been caught up in chaos
Liverpool followers ready exterior the Stade de France in Paris have been teargassed by riot police
Entrances to the stadium have been locked shut with hundreds queuing exterior, with UEFA and the French authorities claiming Liverpool followers with counterfeit tickets had tried to realize entry
‘For that many supporters have been omitted of the sport triggering avalanches of folks.
‘Tear fuel was thrown by the police at households and supporters, and a few of them additionally have been crushed down. All of them harmless folks.
‘Because [of] all this hassle, we needed to go away the stadium escorted for our personal security.
Vigas, pictured in a Liverpool shirt on her journey to Paris, described how followers have been robbed, assaulted and teargassed
‘Something must be performed, these sort of issues can’t occur in any sort of occasion and we ask for accountability. It might have been a lot worse.’
Her expertise shall be acquainted to many Liverpool followers left trapped exterior the Stade de France after entrance gates have been repeatedly shut in an effort to discourage these with out tickets or counterfeit tickets which would not scan on the turnstiles.
Videos emerged exhibiting heavy-handed French riot police pepper spraying followers who’d queued patiently for hours and tear fuel was additionally deployed on followers already being held in near-crush situations.
Liverpool and the British authorities have known as on UEFA to conduct a proper investigation into the shambolic occasions.
The French authorities, together with authorities ministers, blamed Liverpool followers trying to realize entry with solid tickets for the bottlenecks that developed.
The 9pm native time kick-off was delayed by 36 minutes with UEFA initially giving the ‘late arrival of followers’ to the bottom because the trigger.
However, they later modified the rationale to ‘hundreds of ticketless followers’ turning up on the stadium – a declare then backed by the French inside minister Gerald Darmanin.
Vigas described her experiences making an attempt to get into the match on her Instagram account
A Liverpool fan is pepper sprayed by a police officer in shambolic scenes exterior the stadium
Liverpool followers with real tickets have been left caught exterior after ticketless supporters tried to realize entry amid chaotic scenes
Parisian police stated 68 arrests had been made and 174 folks have been injured, many affected by smoke inhalation following the use of tear fuel.
The kinfolk of different Liverpool gamers have been additionally caught up within the carnage, with Joel Matip’s brother, Marvin, pressured to flee alongside together with his pregnant wife to keep away from the tear fuel fired indiscriminately by inept police.
Defender Andy Robertson additionally slammed UEFA, saying: ‘We all had household and buddies right here.
‘None of us have been on our telephones (earlier than the sport) however you then are available after the sport, go in your telephone and you’ve got seen everybody struggling to get in.
Riot police and Liverpool followers pictured on the entry to the Stade de France in Paris
Liverpool followers attempt to cover their faces with their shirts after tear fuel was sprayed at them
‘The French police have been being fairly heavy-handed; individuals who had acquired authentic tickets have been being informed they’d pretend tickets, which occurred to 1 of my mates.
‘I can guarantee you it wasn’t a pretend ticket so on the subject of that, they’ve simply panicked.
‘Luckily (my mate) managed to get in as a result of one of the membership representatives sorted it. But they stated it was a pretend ticket, which I can guarantee you it wasn’t.
‘I feel they have been making it up at instances and panicked. For me it should not actually occur. UEFA ought to have been higher organised.’
Andy Robertson has labelled UEFA a ‘shambles’ following the chaotic scenes earlier than the match