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The French Government apologizes, at last, for the incidents in the Champions League final

After weeks of apologies and circumlocutions, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has apologized for the incidents around the Stade de France during the Champions League final. In an interview with the RTL radio network, he apologized to “all those who suffered from this mismanagement” and pointed out that the big problem was the delinquency suffered by the fans.

Darmanin, who until a few days ago blamed the English fans, He already talks about his share of responsibility on the facts and ensures that the means to fight crime in the Saint-Denis neighborhood have been doubled. The minister did not want to enter into controversy about the possible sale of missing tickets and focuses on the problems in the area.

The last acknowledgment by the Minister of the Interior adds to the MEA culpa intoned by the Paris Police, who acknowledged his “failure” in the Champions League final. Real Madrid, whose fans suffered robberies of all kinds in the vicinity of the stadium, had asked for explanations and is still demanding that UEFA purge responsibilities.

The serious events experienced during the Champions League final have forced the organizers of the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024 to change their plans. Specifically, the commune of Saint-Denis will not host the Shooting events and Boxing will, although in an area far from the Stade de France.

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