Official: French Interior Minister Lied About Liverpool Fans

Liverpool Football Fans Cleared By Inquiry Into Disorder

Liverpool Football Fans Cleared By Inquiry Into Disorder.

Back in May we reported on the violence and robberies that took place in Paris before and after the Champions League final. The French authorities were quick to lay the blame on the Liverpool fans, even though news footage and eye-witness testimonies clearly pointed to the real trouble makers being Arab and African immigrant youths.

“It was unfair to blame the Liverpool team’s supporters for the unrest that occurred, as the interior minister did, in order to divert attention from the state’s inability to adequately manage the crowds present and to curb the actions of several hundred violent and coordinated criminals.”

A French Senate report confirms that Macron’s Interior Minister lied about the chaos during and after the Stade de France football match in Paris on May 28, when Liverpool fans were attacked and robbed by ‘French’ youths.

In the report, published on the 13.07.22, the French Senate committee investigating the May 28 events at the Stade de France during the Liverpool – Real Madrid Champions League match, highlighted the fact that Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin had decided to blame the Liverpool fans for the disorder that accompanied the match.

Darmanin put the blame for the chaos on the Liverpool supporters, stating that 40,000 counterfeit tickets were in the hands of the English fans, or some 70 percent of the total. The Paris police prefect Didier Lallement is also expected to shortly lose his post as a result of the police brutality against peaceful English supporters, including families with children.

Despite Darmanin’s lies, it has been confirmed by Martin Kallen, general manager of UEFA Events, that less than 2,600 fake tickets were presented at the gates.

“It was unfair to blame the Liverpool team’s supporters for the unrest that occurred, as the interior minister did, in order to divert attention from the state’s inability to adequately manage the crowds present and to curb the actions of several hundred violent and coordinated criminals,”

The report noted an absence of football hooligans at the match but the presence of “several hundred violent and coordinated criminals”. These were made up of illegal immigrants and Arab ‘youths’ from the immigrant dominated suburbs around Paris.

Through the surveillance cameras, the people in the stadium’s security headquarters could see the pickpockets and other thieves and thugs at work. The footage was automatically destroyed after seven days and could not be retrieved. French politician Senator Buffet is quoted as saying: “in the control centre various authorities, including political ones, were present and nobody had the idea or the intention – I do not know – to do something to keep these images.”

However, the fans that had been robbed by local thieves and illegal immigrants and also beaten and tear-gassed by Darmanin’s police had to wait until the end of June, a month after the scenes of extreme violence and chaos at the Stade de France and nearly 10 days after the defeat of Macron’s coalition in the legislative elections, for Darmanin’s first act of contrition during an interview on RTL radio.

French President Emmanuel Macron rewarded his minister’s loyalty in the cabinet reshuffle that followed the June electoral disaster, in which Macron lost his majority in the French National Assembly. Darmanin was made minister of the interior and overseas departments and territories on July 6.

Furthermore, in the eyes of the French Senate investigative committee, the events at the Stade de France “have seriously challenged France’s ability to organise major sporting events, particularly in view of the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”


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