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UFC Star Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett Feared For His Safety After Liverpool Game On Saturday

UFC Star Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett Feared For His Safety After Liverpool Game On Saturday

The Champions League final was delayed by over 30 minutes due to the disruption in Paris

Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett says he feared for his safety amid the chaos after the Liverpool game on Saturday (28 May).

The kick-off for the 2022 Champions League final, which saw Real Madrid win their 14th European trophy in a 1-0 win against Jürgen Klopp's men, was delayed by over 30 minutes due to the disruption in Paris.

Thousands of fans were reportedly unable to enter the Stade de France as French Authorities claim that up to 40,000 supporters tried to enter with fake tickets.

Liverpool fans say they were attacked with tear gas and pepper spray by French police.

Scouse supporter Pimblett, who went to the game, tweeted: "First time in a very long time I’ve actually been worried about my own safety & I can look after myself!

"It’s different when there’s groups of 30 men running around wielding machetes robbing people at knife point and beating up defenceless old men.

"Madrid and Liverpool fans are not to blame for anything on Saturday.

"These were the scenes as I left the ground.

"In general fear you would be attacked by 20 men with weapons luckily enough we stayed in a pack and they didn’t come near us, just picked on vulnerable old men on their own."


French interior minister Gerald Darmanin said: “There was massive fraud at an industrial level and organisation of fake tickets, 70 per cent of tickets were fake tickets coming into the Stade de France.

“More than 2,600 were confirmed by UEFA as non-validated tickets even though they had gone through the first filtering.

“The massive presence of the fake tickets was the issues which meant there were delays, three times the match was delayed.

“We had a long meeting where we had exactly the same interpretation with what happened.

“I would like to express our regret with regard to the organisation of the final because some people were not able to see the whole of the match.

"I deplore the errors which took place before.”


The British government has since called for an investigation into Saturday's events.

Ian Byrne, the Labour MP for Liverpool West Derby, who also attended the match in Paris, said: “The French authorities and UEFA are quite simply covering their own backs with this narrative.

“As a Liverpool fan, I was in Paris for the match and I can honestly say that the situation outside the ground was one of the most horrendous experiences of my life – and as a Hillsborough survivor, I do not make this comment lightly.”

LADbible has contacted Paris Police Prefecture for comment.

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Topics: Sport