The French Football Federation have released a statement regarding the events that marred the lead-up to the Champions League final on Saturday.
The FFF outlines that it deployed 1,650 security officials for the game on top of the usual police presence, over their fears of people arriving without tickets or with fake tickets.
The central claim of the statement is that 110,000 arrived at the stadium – either by metro, bus, taxi or car. With 75,000 tickets sold for the final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
This would mean that 35,000 were not supposed to be at the stadium – the FFF concludes that this group caused “trouble to public order” by blocking gates and preventing many with real tickets from entering before the scheduled 9pm kick off.