Heard on June 1 by the Senate, Gérald Darmanin again mentioned this Tuesday the organizational and security fiasco of the Champions League final at the Stade de France on RTL. For the first time in a month, the Minister of the Interior has “excuse“.”Should the Stade de France have been better managed, the answer is yes. Do I have any part of the responsibility, the answer is yes. I sincerely apologize to anyone who suffered from this mismanagement.“, he first said.
The Minister of the Interior specifies that he has taken “provisions that have profoundly changed the functioning of the police headquarters“as part of the three other matches that followed in Saint-Denis: France-Denmark (1-2), France-Croatia (0-1) and Montpellier-Castres (29-10).”I changed the organization, I doubled the means that were missing, no doubt, to fight against delinquency, because if there is something that went wrong at the Stade de France, it is the fight against crime. The police chief did his job that night. But it is certain that we have a change of organization to make“, he added.
Last week, UEFA announced the presence of 2,600 counterfeit tickets, while the Ministry of the Interior had counted between 30 and 40,000.Many counterfeit tickets never arrived at the turnstiles… How many? we don’t know, we couldn’t really check. It is not believed that this was the figure mentioned after the first days in France“, said Martin Kallen, general manager of UEFA Events, a subsidiary of the European body responsible for commercial event operations, in the Senate on June 21.