Senate delivers long-awaited report on Wednesday

Who is responsible for the Stade de France security blunder in the May 28 Champions League final? And what is the impact on the 2024 Olympics in Paris? The Senate submitted a long-awaited report tonight Wednesday, which turned into an embarrassing scandal.

Real Madrid-Two of Europe’s largest clubs, Liverpool clashed in a summit match watched by hundreds of millions of viewers around the world, although the organization was outsourced to France on behalf of St. Petersburg. Ukraine was fired due to the Russian invasion.

However, the party has been ruined by spectators who do not have tickets to climb the gates around the stadium, spectators who have been officially provided with an inaccessible ticket, tear gas sprays by police, or robbery or attacks by opportunistic criminals. I did.

More than a year after the Rugby World Cup held in nine cities in the country and the Summer Olympics held in the capital, the organizers, police and government ridicule and criticism gathered on the night of May 28.

The Senate Law and Culture Commission, which publishes an information report on the management of these cases at noon Wednesday, has already accused “Fiasco” of being the result of a number of factors that have not been fully considered by many stakeholders. There is.

“We need to learn all the lessons for hosting the next international sporting event,” warns parliamentarians led by two committee presidents, Laurent Lafon (centrism) and François-Noël Buffet (LR). Did.

To prepare this report, they hear from French authorities, including sports organization officials, representatives of Liverpool supporters, and the often controversial Paris Police Department Didier Lallement and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. rice field.

The latter blames most of the cases on the spot for most observers “without tickets or with counterfeit tickets.”

“Reached” image

Gerald Darmanin’s account was also spoiled by the UEFA, which counted only 2,600 counterfeit tickets at the ticket gates. And when a European football group told the Senator that he didn’t know exactly how many fans who didn’t have tickets went near the Stade de France, he said, “That was the number mentioned in France. I don’t think. ” “If Dalmanin hadn’t lied, there wouldn’t have been an incident,” François Noel Buffet (LR) estimated in an interview with Progres earlier this month.

Pushed by critics, the Interior Minister acknowledged “part of the responsibility” for the evening failure at the end of June and repeated his “apology” to supporters who “suffered from this mismanagement.”

Beyond police control of the case, the controversy was also fueled by the non-preservation of some of the Stade de France CCTV images described by Senator Buffet as “serious negligence.” In parallel with the Senate’s work, Michelle Kadot, the inter-ministerial representative of the Olympics and major events, responded to the organization’s “failure” in its first report to Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne as of June 10. Identified the police. According to him, in the case of “serious damage to the image of France”.

Kadot pleaded in exchange for the establishment of a national governing body for the much-interested international sporting event, based on the model already in place for the 2024 Olympics. From these failures she decided to “learn all the lessons” and has already instructed the Minister of Interior and the Minister of Sports to “implement” her recommendations “immediately.”