French trade unions hail strike success during Champions League final

31/5/2022 1:36:00 PM

French trade unions hail strike success during Champions League final

French trade unions hail strike success during Champions League final

PARIS : French transport trade unions on Tuesday hailed the success of their strike during the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, which the French government said contributed to the public disorder that marred the showpiece event.The government has mainly blamed massive ticket fraud

LinkedIn PARIS : French transport trade unions on Tuesday hailed the success of their strike during the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, which the French government said contributed to the public disorder that marred the showpiece event.LinkedIn PARIS : British citizens were among those arrested after crowd trouble broke out at last weekend's Champions League soccer final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, said France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Monday.LinkedIn PARIS :France's sports minister said on Monday that Liverpool fans without valid tickets were responsible for initial crowd control problems at the Champions League final, with problem exacerbated later by local youths trying to force their way in to the game.LinkedIn PARIS : French Sports Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera said on Monday that large numbers of Liverpool fans who turned up without valid tickets were responsible for the initial crowd control problems at the Champions League final.

The government has mainly blamed massive ticket fraud and Liverpool's handling of their fans for Saturday's trouble but also said the transport strike contributed to an overcrowding of fans near the Stade de France stadium."The success of the strike during the Champions League final resulted in a clear display of strength for the trade unions," said a joint statement from the CGT and UNSA unions representing workers on Paris' RER and RATP public transport networks." He added there had been an"industrial-scale" level of selling fake tickets, which in turn had caused Liverpool fans to turn up en masse without valid tickets.The unions also threatened another strike on Friday to coincide with the France versus Denmark Nations League soccer match."When there are that many people by the entrance to the stadium, there will be people trying to force their way in through the doors of the Stade de France, and a certain number of youths from the nearby area who were present tried to get in by mixing in with the crowd," she told French radio RTL.The unions want better pay and working conditions.Liverpool Chief Executive Billy Hogan said the club wanted a"transparent investigation" by governing body UEFA.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the scenes outside the Stade de France, which saw some fans including children tear-gassed by French police, as deeply upsetting, while Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from the French sports minister.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Liverpool had provided their supporters with paper tickets, not electronic, which allowed for the possibility of what he described as a"massive fraud on an industrial scale".Source: Reuters.Other people outside, including children, were tear-gassed by riot police, said a Reuters witness.The crowd trouble has become a political issue ahead of next month's parliamentary elections and embarrassed France, which hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2023 and Olympic Games in 2024.Source: Reuters.

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