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Liverpool chairman demands apology from French sports minister

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner (left) wants France’s sports minister to apologise after she blamed fans for the debacle at the Champions League final.

LONDON: Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from French sports minister Amelie Oudea-Castera over the treatment of the club’s fans at Saturday’s Champions League final in Paris.

Werner, part of the US-based Fenway Sports Group that owns Liverpool, said in a leaked letter sent to the minister on Monday that he was left in “utter disbelief” at her comments about the chaos.

Oudea-Castera initially blamed Liverpool for helping to cause the mayhem, telling a French radio station that the club failed to properly organise its supporters who went to Paris.

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