After the Champions League match between Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain, many Paris Saint-Germain fans complained of “disproportionate” body searches at the entrance to La Luz stadium. Testimonials elicit very delicate contacts.
Paris Saint-Germain supporters denounced the “shocking” and “disproportionate” searches ahead of PSG’s match against Benfica, the Football Supporters Federation of Europe (FSE), the national fan association, announced. The UEFA Champions League match was held on Wednesday, October 5, at La Luz Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal.
“We are able to confirm the testimonies detailing the asymmetric bodily searches during the Benfica-Paris Saint-Germain match. These testimonies were confirmed during interviews with several PSG supporters who attended the match, the FSE wrote on its Twitter account.
The FSE confirmed the accuracy of the descriptions relating to revistas corporais angustiantes and altamente violadoras dos adepts no Benfica V PSG no dia 5 de Outubro.
Estes testemunhos foram confirmados através de entrevistas com vários adepts do PSG que assistiram ao jogo. 1/3 https://t.co/XF0kIfd3aE
– FSE – FansEurope October 7, 2022
Various testimonies indicate the presence of displaced fossils
Benfica responded in a press release claiming that it had been informed of “no irregularity” regarding inspections carried out by an authorized offshore company, under the supervision of the Portuguese police and PSG representatives.
Dans tous les matches de haut niveau, le protocole prévoit une fouille corporelle des spectateurs par les stadiers, afin d’éviter l’introduction d’objets interdits dans l’enceinte du stade, comme des fumigènes. to me blue France ‘Shocking’ palpation: “They put my hand inside my underwear for a minute, before they put my hand for a long time in my crotch.”
Another supporter accused the hostess of “touching her breasts for too long”. “If I had known how to speak Portuguese, I could have filed a sexual assault complaint,” argued this Parisian, named Juliette and quoted by France Bleu. Other proponents also mentioned groping under the underwear or at the level of the genitals.
There are no changes to the procedures for controlling access to stadiums
For its part, the FSE invited supporters located in Lisbon to answer an online survey. “We are studying the case with PSG groups, (Portugal Supporters Association) Adeptos Portugal, our network of Portuguese lawyers and have reported the issue to UEFA,” the FSE said.
Benfica, for its part, confirmed that it had not issued “any instructions” aimed at modifying the entry-control procedures for the stadium implemented by an outside company. “Paris Saint-Germain fans were searched under the supervision of the police and no irregularities were reported,” the Lisbon club said. “The search for supporters was accompanied by representatives of Paris Saint-Germain, and again no irregularity was reported,” he said in a statement.
As a reminder, similar complaints have already been made this season against Benfica. On September 8, following the match between Benfica and Maccabi Haifa (2-0) in the Champions League, the Israeli club published a press release requesting “explanations” from its Portuguese counterpart and UEFA regarding the excavations that were considered “offensive”. on his supporters.