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Real Madrid dismiss UEFA’s Champions League last refunds as ‘inadequate’

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India Today Sports Desk

Real Madrid is not going to co-operate with UEFA’s refund process for followers who attended final yr’s Champions League last, the LaLiga membership stated.

Madrid,UPDATED: Mar 9, 2023 23:38 IST

Real Madrid is not going to cooperate with UEFA for inadequate CL last refund (Reuters)

By India Today Sports Desk: Real Madrid on Thursday rejected UEFA’s plan to compensate followers who attended the Champions League last towards Liverpool in Paris final May, stating that the compensation proposed by the governing physique was ‘inadequate’.

The Champions League last was postponed by 36 minutes after 1000’s of Liverpool followers had been unable to enter the Stade de France for the May 28 match, which Real Madrid received 1-0.

Tear gasoline was used on followers, together with girls and youngsters, by French police. Although UEFA initially blamed the Merseyside membership’s followers for the chaos, the governing physique later apologised after an impartial evaluate was launched.

UEFA introduced that it could refund Liverpool followers who attended final yr’s last in Paris, and that the English membership had confirmed that the refund scheme, which might cowl the membership’s total ticket allocation for the ultimate, can be carried out.

“Real Madrid has been holding talks with UEFA with the aim of assessing the compensation that will be offered to the fans,” Madrid stated in an announcement.

“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 membership believes that UEFA’s proposal … is inadequate. It merely consists of the reimbursement of the ticket worth, which can be topic to the fulfilment of a collection of necessities, together with offering proof of the time of entry to the stadium.”

UEFA said Real Madrid fans and neutral supporters who met the refund criteria would be processed via its customer service.

Tickets for the final cost between 62 pounds ($74) to 610 pounds ($733).

Madrid added that an online assistance service would be set up for fans to make “acceptable claims” against UEFA.

“… All the followers skilled an unacceptable delay within the begin of the match. In addition, there was unacceptable insecurity each in accessing and leaving the stadium, in addition to further hurt comparable to theft, assaults and threats,” Madrid said.

“For this purpose, Real Madrid has determined to not cooperate within the restricted compensation process proposed by UEFA, which we ask to redress the scenario and assume its full duty.”

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Mar 9, 2023