French ministers to be heard at Senate this afternoon over Champions League chaos

French minister of the interior Gérald Darmanin and minister of sports Amélie Ouéda-Castéra are set for a hearing this afternoon at the French Senate regarding the chaotic scenes that marred the build-up to the Champions League final at the Stade de France on Saturday.

As reported by RMC Sport, the senators will be looking to establish the facts over what happened, having expressed their concern over France’s ability to host major events after the debacle saw kick-off at the Stade de France delayed and thousands of fans with tickets unable to get in.

Among the points to be covered is Darmanin’s widely disputed claim that between 30,000 and 40,000 ticketless Liverpool fans arrived at the stadium, and how the ministry arrived at those numbers.

The two ministers will also be questioned – from 5pm local time – over the use of police forces, improving training for stewards, and a note from May 25 indicating that 50,000 fake tickets could circulate and why no previous action was taken.

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