Roman Kemp details ‘really scary and hostile’ situation in Champions League final

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Roman Kemp has claimed he was “tear gassed” by French police during the Champions League final this weekend.

The Capital Breakfast presenter, 29, wanted to clarify the ‘carnage before entering the game’ live with co-hosts Sian Welby and Sonny Jay.

The star detailed the ‘really scary moment’ when police ‘laughed at the fans’ before firing tear gas and pepper spray as they were trapped in a tiny entrance tunnel at the Stade de France.

‘It was the worst experience I’ve had’: Roman Kemp detailed the ‘really scary and hostile’ situation in Monday’s Champions League final as he claims he was ‘tear gassed’ by police french

Roman said: “There are so many fake stories about what really happened. And I was there. I was literally there.

“The second we arrived it was immediately hostile, there were just police vans everywhere.

“In other words, you have 20,000 Liverpool fans. The only space they allowed people to walk through, in a narrow lane, a concrete wall on each side, the only space they allowed was, like , 70 to 90 centimeters wide.

“So even for one person, you had to turn sideways to get through.”

Sian, 35, asked, “So it’s like a turnstile?”

Roman replied, “No, not even a turnstile. They had just deliberately preempted the police riot’

The DJ arrived at the stadium well in advance and normally expected to enter in half an hour, unfortunately this was not the case.

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He attended the game with two friends who were both Liverpool supporters and wore the British teams’ shirts while he opted for Real Madrid’s.

‘It was crazy’: The star detailed the ‘scary moment’ police ‘laughed at the fans’ before launching tear gas and stray pepper as they were trapped in a tiny entrance tunnel at the Stade de France (photo before the game with friends)

Shocking: Roman's friend had a

Shocking: Roman’s friend had a ‘panic attack’ on entering the stadium and he also witnessed disabled fans ‘pushed by the police’ while other officers laughed

He continued: “One of my buddies is having a panic attack at the time and says ‘I just need to get out.’ And I keep telling him, ‘Keep looking ahead, we’ll get there .”

“And then all of a sudden, the police on this side, they’re in their vans, and they’re laughing. And no one is kicking and then all of a sudden tear gas starts being thrown at us, all of a sudden pepper spray starts coming out of the top, right around the doors.

‘People are panicking. I saw there were boys there, young children were in there, people trying to hold their children back and literally nothing was happening.

“It was the worst experience I have ever had on a football pitch.”

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Roman also witnessed disabled and visually impaired fans being ‘pushed by the police’ while other officers laughed.

'Horrendous': Roman became more annoyed after reading online that others were saying it was the fault of Liverpool fans, he said: 'I'm not a Liverpool fan but I'll tell you all about sequel, they did absolutely nothing wrong, it was so, so awful

‘Horrendous’: Roman became more annoyed after reading online that others were saying it was the fault of Liverpool fans, he said: ‘I’m not a Liverpool fan but I’ll tell you all about sequel, they did absolutely nothing wrong, it was so, so awful

He added: “I was seeing disabled fans, I saw a boy who had his father who was obviously visually impaired, and the police just pushed him. Like, you know when you’re just like “what’s going on?” then you have people on the other side who are like laughing.

Roman became more annoyed after reading online that others were saying it was the fault of Liverpool fans.

He continued: “I’m not a Liverpool fan but I’ll tell you straight away, they did absolutely nothing wrong.” And it was so, so awful.

“It was discriminatory against the Liverpool fans. And the reason why I say that, they should investigate it, because when we got there, all the Real Madrid fans were in there, and the Liverpool fans weren’t into it at all.

‘Absolutely mad’: UEFA calls for French officials to investigate use of tear gas on Stade de France supporters

“It was crazy, it was absolutely crazy.

“Then they have the nerve to say ‘oh, the game has started [late] because of the late arrival of the fans”. This was not the case ! They wouldn’t let you in! It was really, really scary.

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UEFA have since released a statement suggesting thousands of Liverpool fans were surprised and tried to use “fake tickets” which did not work at the turnstiles.

The governing body then called for an investigation by French officials into the use of tear gas on Stade de France supporters.

Liverpool supporters, including families and young children, have been

Liverpool fans, including families and young children, were “gassed” by French police as chaos outside the Stade de France marred preparations for tonight’s UEFA Champions League final.

Before the match, Roman and his two friends experienced the atmosphere around the city.

He gushed: “Let me say, they [Liverpool fans] were fantastic. All the bars I went to see Liverpool fans were respectful of the owners, they didn’t spill into the street. It was great.

“Honestly, they were staying in their zones, there was no problem, I didn’t see a single fight or anything that people associate with ‘football hooliganism’ and things like that.” There was nothing, [everyone was] really, really polite.

Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp airs weekdays from 6-10 a.m. on Capital and Global Player

Riot police and Liverpool fans pictured at the entrance to the Stade de France in Paris

Riot police and Liverpool fans pictured at the entrance to the Stade de France in Paris

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