French football minister: British fan arrested for violence during Champions League unrest


French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin arrives to attend the last weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – A British fan has been arrested for violence, among 14 Britons arrested for crowd disturbances during last weekend’s Champions League soccer final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, according to slides that will be presented by French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin to the French Senate.

The detail comes amid a dispute between Britain and France over who was responsible for the mess, with many Liverpool fans saying they caused no trouble, while France accused Liverpool fans of showing up en masse with counterfeit tickets for contributing to the mayhem at the stadium. .

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Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta Editing by Mark Potter

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