05/28 13:59 CDT Kickoff delayed in CL final; fan violence outside stadium
Kickoff delayed in CL final; fan violence outside stadium
PARIS (AP) --- Kickoff in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real
Madrid was delayed by 15 minutes on Saturday amid fan violence outside the
Stade de France in Paris.
There have been sporadic instances of soccer fans, apparently without tickets,
breaking through security and attempting to get into the stadium. The
Associated Press saw two fans --- one was wearing Liverpool attire --- wrestled
to the ground by stewards and bundled out of the gates.
Another fan evaded stewards and was seen sprinting through the concourse and
into the bottom level of the stadium.
Footage on social media showed fans climbing over fences.
There were long lines of Liverpool fans still outside the stadium when there
was 40 minutes to kickoff.
About 15 minutes before the scheduled kickoff of 1900 GMT (9 p.m. local time),
an announcement was made that there would be a delay because of the late
arrival of fans to the stadium.
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