French police officers were sent to Spain to collect the complaints of Real Madrid supporters who were victims of crimes on the sidelines of the Champions League final at the Stade de France on May 28.
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The system launched on Monday June 6, 2022 must be extended until next Friday. Real Madrid supporters, having been victims of crimes on the sidelines of the Champions League final, can go to the consulate for help in preparing a complaint. As in Liverpool, French police officers were specially dispatched to the Spanish capital. Madrid supporters also have the option of downloading the forms, which can be completed in Spanish, in order to send them to the prosecutor.
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“I’m going to do it, because it’s horrible what we’ve been through”, testifies Martin Varsavsky, entrepreneur in the new technologies sector, present on the evening of the final. “We want to denounce to the embassy what we were subjected to”. He was going to the game with his wife and two children aged five and nine. He recounts a first attack on his way to the stadium.
“A hundred people approached us, threw us on the ground before taking my tickets.”Martin Varsavsky
He says he went to see the police, “very few”. The agents would have given him new tickets, much less well placed. On release, the narrative it describes is even worse. A new group of French people are no longer coming to rob them, but to humiliate them. “My children were screaming, crying. And they were laughing. It was a kind of sadism. I’ve never seen anything like that“.
If the consecration of Real has put balm in the hearts of the supporters, it is not enough to erase the very bad memory of this violence around the stadium.
Spanish fans can also file a complaint for the violence suffered during the Champions League final at the Stade de France – Report by Mathieu de Taillac