News from the Past
A piece of news in 2007; before this Blog came about.. It was eventually taken off by UEFA, though the report was never 100% refuted.
A damning report to be presented to Richard Caborn, the sports minister, tomorrow has branded Liverpool supporters the worst in Europe.
The leaked Uefa document was compiled by undercover police over the last four years and states there have been more incidents involving Liverpool fans than anyone else.
It also blames them for the problems at last month's Champions League final in Athens, where many supporters who held genuine tickets were denied entry into the Olympic Stadium.
"The incidents involving Liverpool fans have been well known to us before the trouble at the Champions League final which involved Liverpool fans last week," William Gaillard, the Uefa spokesman, said.
"That was just the latest example. What other set of fans steal tickets from their fellow supporters or out of the hands of children?
"We know what happened in Athens, and Liverpool fans were the cause of most of the trouble there.
"There have been 25 incidents involving Liverpool fans away from home since 2003 and these are in the report. Most teams' supporters do not cause any trouble at all."
Liverpool have sent their own report to Uefa complaining about the poor security at the final with AC Milan, which they lost 2-1.
Many supporters with forged tickets or no tickets at all managed to gain access to the stadium.
Gaillard added: "You must ask yourself why at the same match, with the same conditions, there was no trouble with the Milan fans, only the Liverpool fans."