UEFA to issue refunds to Liverpool fans with tickets for 2022 Champions League final

    Liverpool fans queue outside the Stade de France prior to last year's Champions League final.

    (CNN)UEFA plans to refund all Liverpool supporters who had tickets for the 2022 Champions League Final in Paris, the governing body of European soccer announced on Tuesday.

    Last year's final was delayed by more than 35 minutes after Liverpool fans struggled to enter the Stade de France and tear gas was used by French police towards supporters held in tightly packed areas.
    There was widespread criticism about the way fans were treated at the game, with UK Member of Parliament Ian Byrne -- who was at the match as a Liverpool fan -- describing the situation outside the stadium as "one of the most horrendous experiences of my life."
      A UEFA statement on the refund said: "UEFA will implement a special refund scheme for fans who were most affected when accessing the Stade de France on 28 May 2022.