January 17, 2024

UEFA Opposes 2022 Champions League Final Trial in UK

A law firm representing disgruntled Liverpool fans who were at the 2022 Champions League final in Paris, France has claimed that UEFA is unhappy with the case being heard in a British court.

The Leigh Day firm is currently representing approximately 1 100 fans who “suffered physical and psychological” harm outside the Stade de France when police attempted to gain control of an unruly crowd with tear gas and containment methods on 28 May 2022.

An independent review conducted last year found that the European soccer governing body bore “primary responsibility” for the unfortunate situation.

“Thousands of supporters were left injured and traumatised and, even now, 20 months on from that fateful day, many of those impacted continue to deal with the repercussions,” Clare Campbell and Jill Paterson, the solicitors representing the group claim, said via a statement on the company’s website on Tuesday, 16 January.

“It is our firm belief that the High Court in Liverpool is the appropriate court to decide upon matters that are so important to a large number of Liverpool FC fans,” they added.

However, UEFA is reportedly pushing to have the trial in France, where the incident took place.

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