Football Supporters Europe (FSE) welcomes UEFA’s announcement that it will implement a refund scheme for supporters who were most affected when attending the UEFA Champions League Final (UCLF) in Paris last May.
The announcement comes following the publication of the independent review into the events surrounding UCLF and a meeting in Liverpool between LFC supporter representatives, FSE, The FSA (Football Supporters Association), and UEFA.
FSE Board member and FSA Chief Executive Kevin Miles commented:
“UEFA’s announcement of the ticket refunds is both unprecedented and hugely welcome, and builds concretely on the apology they extended to Liverpool fans earlier.
“Both Spirit of Shankly and the Liverpool Disabled Supporters’ Association deserve enormous credit for the way that they have pressed the case of Liverpool fans affected by the events in Paris.
“Every football fan who has travelled to support a team abroad will know that, while it may have been Liverpool fans who suffered last year, these events or something similar could have happened to any of us. What these groups have achieved, supported by Football Supporters Europe and the FSA, represents a significant achievement for football fans everywhere.”
FSE thanks all parties for the constructive cooperation and will continue to liaise with all stakeholders on the implementation of the recommendations from the independent review.