Two Jailed Over Champions League Violence

By Chimezie Nebolisa

According to reports, two men were sentenced to 15 and 12 months jail for throwing bottles at police during the final of the Champions League at the end of May in Paris.

Heavy-handed policing and a spate of petty crimes and violence marred the May 28 fixture between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

A French Senate enquiry in July had blamed a lack of preparation by French authorities and UEFA, as well as poorly-executed security arrangements for the chaos that ensued.

The offenders both in their twenties, were sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment for aggravated violence and attempted theft which was a repeat offence.

The investigation was conducted with the help of video surveillance of the event which turned into a diplomatic headache for France after fans were teargassed.