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Liverpool are working to give their fans, who took part in the Champions League final in Paris, mental health support after the chaos outside the Stade de France.
Saturday’s final, which Liverpool lost 1-0 to Real Madrid, was delayed by over 30 minutes as Liverpool fans struggled to get into the ground.
The French authorities and UEFA subsequently stated that this was due to the extensive use of fake tickets, or that fans were trying to take part in the match without tickets at all.
Videos showed tear gas and pepper spray being used on participants outside the stadium, with many showing their seemingly legitimate tickets on camera while denied entry.
While the fallout continues as French ministers speak to their fellow politicians on Wednesday and UEFA has filed a full inquiry, Liverpool have revealed they support mental health charities in helping supporters who may need them.
The club’s statement on Wednesday said: “The scenes in and around the Stade de France, before and after the kick-off, Saturday night will live long in the memory for all the wrong reasons.
“Liverpool Football Club wants supporters to know that expert help is available.”
The statement went on to list some local and national specialist services and also asked fans to fill out a feedback form to gather evidence for the investigation.
“The club has also officially requested a formal and transparent inquiry into the problems faced by supporters in Paris,” it reads.
“The LFC also asks supporters who participated in the match to complete a feedback form to support any investigation into the operational management of the event.”
We work with a number of mental health expert organizations to offer emergency support to fans after events in the Champions League final.
—Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 1, 2022