Real Madrid ‘will act’ after fans fined in Champions League final
Real Madrid are reportedly preparing an action to support Los Blancos fans who were unfairly fined by French police at the time of the Champions League final.
The La Liga champions have joined Liverpool in expressing their disgust at the unnecessary aggression by the French authorities before, during and after the match, as well as the lack of police presence when it came to protecting fans from the aggression after the game.
It has even been reported that a number of Real fans have been fined by French police for walking around the Eiffel Tower or on the Champs-Elysées with their team colors on display under false accusations of “prohibited demonstrations”.
To make matters worse, the €375 fines were issued more than a month after the match, with the police locating those fans in question to issue penalties.
According ASNews of the fines did not sit well with Real, who pledged to take action to shed light on the charges.
French authorities investigated the incidents surrounding the Champions League final and gradually began to accept responsibility for the chaotic scenes, having initially blamed “ticketless Liverpool fans” for the majority of the carnage.
“It’s obviously a failure,” Paris police chief Didier Lallement said of the incident. “It was a failure because people were pushed around and attacked. It was a failure because the image of the country was undermined.”