The parade continues in the Senate to understand the origin and the course of the chaotic events which marred the final of the Champions League football at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on May 28.
After Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin and Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra on 1er June, it is Didier Lallement, the prefect of police of Paris who will be heard, Thursday, June 9, before the culture and law committee of the Senate at 10 a.m., then, from 2:30 p.m., several officials of the French Football Federation (FFF): Philippe Diallo, vice-president; Florence Hardouin, General Manager; Erwan Le Prévost, Director of Institutional Relations; and Didier Pinteaux, security manager.
Liverpool Mayor Steve Rotheram will also be heard at 4 p.m. He himself was present at the Stade de France and was the victim of pickpockets. They will be questioned about the scenes of chaos and the incidents that broke out on the sidelines of this match won by Real Madrid against Liverpool (1-0).
Spectators without tickets who climb the gates, supporters and families sprayed with tear gas, other victims of robberies or assaults: the device for maintaining order during the most important match of the season in Europe made since the hotly debated in France and England.
Gérald Darmanin, who has incriminated British supporters since the start of the controversy, believing that they are largely responsible for the incidents, had, before the senators, apologized to Liverpool supporters for “the great damage, especially on children” caused by tear gas. But he had at the same time maintained his version, much criticized, on the number of counterfeit notes, reaffirming that “35,000” supporters with counterfeit tickets or without tickets had come to the Stade de France.
“Several tickets have been duplicated hundreds of times”, he also said. According to the latest figures communicated, the FFF and UEFA have for the time being estimated at “2,800” the number “fake scanned banknotes”.
Mr. Darmanin had assured that he had “asked for penalties” to the prefect of police for two members of the police, guilty, according to him, of using tear gas “contrary to the rules of use”. The two administrative inquiries which will make it possible to decide on these sanctions are ” In progress “, the minister’s entourage told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Wednesday. Two reports had been sent to the IGPN, the “police of fonts” French, had also informed the minister, without further details.
Possible complaints for UK supporters
British supporters who are victims of offenses can, for their part, file a complaint with the French courts using a form available since Monday on the website of the French Embassy in the United Kingdom. This document must then be sent by post to the public prosecutor of Bobigny, on which the Stade de France depends. The French authorities have not yet provided figures on the number of reports received by this form.
The Liverpool club had asked its supporters present to share their experience of the meeting, very quickly collecting thousands of responses on its testimonial collection platform.
Real Madrid, for its part, requested on June 3 “answers” on the treatment inflicted on his supporters during the final and called for “determine who is responsible” chaotic scenes at the Stade de France.