No, Monsieur Darmanin, the blame for the turmoil at the Champions League final in Paris does not lie with the Liverpool fans. It lies with you and your unruly, ill-prepared police force. No sooner had the game between Liverpool and Real Madrid concluded on Saturday night, with defeat for the English club by one goal to nil, than Gérald Darmanin, the French interior minister, unburdened himself on the cause of the chaos and the response of his officers.
England are playing Wales in the World Cup group stage finale. With millions of rival fans crammed together in pubs, what could possibly go wrong?