Olivia Grégoire, spokesperson for the French Government, apologized this Wednesday to Liverpool fans, after the chaos that occurred in the vicinity of the Stade de France, in Sint-Denis, last Saturday on the occasion of the Champions League final between the English team and Real Madrid that hosted the venue, acknowledging that they could have done better.
"I apologize. Can we do things better? Yes," Grégoire admitted, after a meeting of the French Executive held this Wednesday, adding that the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, wants transparency about what happened.
Until now, French authorities had largely blamed Liverpool fans for some of the problems outside the stadium, with traffic jams and pickpocketing of supporters of both teams, including false tickets.
A situation that forced UEFA to delay the start of the match for more than 30 minutes. The Paris police arrested more than 100 people and 230 were injured.
Thus, Grégoire also confirmed that there are two ongoing investigations to clarify the facts and prevent them from repeating themselves at the 2024 Olympic Games, which are held in Paris.
On the other hand, the French television network BFMTV reported that Macron would not have liked Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin to initially blame Liverpool supporters for the altercations.