The evidence-based Panel Report also found that there was ‘a clear and immediate danger of a fatal crush’ and that the action of Liverpool supporters saved lives.
The Panel concluded that there were two key organisational failures – firstly the UEFA ‘model’ for organising the final was defective as there was an absence of overall control or oversight of safety and security. Secondly the safety, security and service model laid out in the Council of Europe Convention was ignored in favour of a securitized approach which was inappropriately based on incorrect assumptions that LFC supporters posed significant threats to public order
Liverpool FC thanks the Panel of experts who have worked diligently over the last eight months to ensure the facts are established and calls on UEFA to fully and transparently implement the 21 critical recommendations to ensure safe passage for all football supporters at every UEFA match.
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