Gerald Darmanin doubles down on Champions League final lies in shocking comments to French senate

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Gerald Darmanin refused to acknowledge the growing body of evidence contrasting against his claims around the events of the Champions League final in Paris.

The French interior minister addressed the senate this afternoon and doubled down on the line that fans and the use of fake tickets were mostly to blame for what transpired outside the Stade de France ahead of the clash between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

The Merseysiders suffered defeat at the hands of Carlo Ancelotti’s men on the night thanks to Vinicius Jr’s sole effort.

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It’s both astonishing and horrifying to see an official blatantly ignore the facts in his account of the shambolic handling of a major sporting event by French authorities and UEFA.

With there being clear footage of fans being pepper-sprayed and tear-gassed, regardless of whether or not they held official tickets and were acting in a peaceful manner, it’s inconceivable how Darmanin can continue to push his claim.

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