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Statement: UEFA meets supporter reps post-Paris report

Last week a six-month long investigation into the incidents at last May’s Champions League final published its findings pointing to serious safety failures, saying UEFA bears “primary responsibility” for the chaos before the game at the Stade De France.

Consequently, earlier this week UEFA met with supporter representatives from the FSA, Football Supporters Europe, Liverpool supporter union Spirit of Shankly and the Liverpool Disabled Supporters’ Association (LDSA).

Following the meeting, all parties released a joint statement:

“UEFA, Spirit of Shankly, Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association, the Football Supporters Association and Football Supporters Europe met on Tuesday afternoon in Liverpool to have an open discussion on last year’s Champions League Final and the conclusions and recommendations of the recently published UEFA commissioned Independent Review.

“The supporter representatives present expressed their expectations of UEFA following the review and acknowledged the sincere apology made by General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis, on behalf of UEFA, and the commitment to implementing all key recommendations of the review to improve fan safety and experience at future events.

“UEFA also confirmed it will continue this dialogue with supporter organisations during the publishing and implementation of the operational changes which will be made in response to the report. UEFA intends to announce this plan comfortably before the date of 8 May 2023, mentioned in the Review.”

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