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French government apologises for Champions League chaos

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has finally apologised for the chaos at the Champions League final - but not directly to Liverpool fans.

Police tear-gassed innocent ticket-holders, including women and children prior to kick-off in Paris, as Real Madrid won the final 1-0.

Darmanin initially blamed Liverpool supporters for the incident, but he has somewhat backtracked from those comments.

Asked directly on TV if he would apologise as the true facts came to light, Darmanin said: "Should the Stade de France have been better managed? The answer is yes.

"Am I partly responsible? The answer is yes. Of course, I readily apologise towards everyone who suffered from this bad management of the event."

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