All Liverpool fans who attended last season’s Champions League final are to be refunded. However, Real Madrid wants more
According to an independent report released last month, UEFA was “primarily responsible” for the “large number of near misses that nearly led to disaster” at the Stade de France for the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. This led to the delay of the game as well as fans being put at risk of being crushed before the kickoff.
UEFA has now announced that they plan to refund all 19,618 Liverpool supporters with tickets to the final. But Real Madrid are not happy with that arrangement which only covers a portion of their fans as well. Los Blancos want all their fans to be refunded as well.
Real Madrid wants compensation
“Given the conclusiveness of the experts’ findings and the seriousness of the events described, Real Madrid has been holding talks with UEFA with the aim of assessing the compensation that will be offered to fans,” the statement from Real Madrid read.
“Our club was entirely confident that these solutions would be in line with the seriousness of the events, the extent of the damage caused and UEFA’s responsibility for them.
“Regrettably, our club believes that UEFA’s proposal, officially announced last Tuesday, is insufficient.
“The content of the report stresses that all fans attending the final were victims of its inadequate organization and their safety and security were compromised.
“The fact is that all the fans experienced an unacceptable delay in the start of the match. In addition, there was unacceptable insecurity both in accessing and leaving the stadium, as well as additional harm such as theft, assaults and threats.
“For this reason, Real Madrid has decided not to cooperate in the restricted compensation procedure proposed by UEFA, which we ask to redress the situation and assume full responsibility.”