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Champions League: PSG supporters denounce sexual touching during searches in Lisbon


Several Parisian fans were shocked by the body searches carried out before the Champions League match between Benfica and PSG (1-1).

Parisian supporters were offended by the " shocking

" and "


" body searches

on Wednesday in Lisbon before PSG's match against Benfica in the Champions League (1-1), Football Supporters Europe (FSE), a federation of associations, announced on Friday national supporters.

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We are able to confirm the testimonies detailing disproportionate body searches during the Benfica-PSG match.

These testimonies were confirmed during interviews with several PSG supporters who attended the match

,” FSE wrote on its Twitter account.

Searches turned into sexual assaults

In all high-level matches, the protocol provides for body searches of spectators by stewards to avoid the introduction of prohibited objects into the stadium, such as smoke bombs.

If I had known how to speak Portuguese, I could have filed a sexual assault complaint.

Juliette, PSG supporter

According to testimonies collected by France Bleu


, a Parisian supporter present on Wednesday at the Luz stadium spoke of "

shocking palpations, the hand inside (his) underwear for a good minute, before (him) put your hand for a long time in (his) crotch


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Another supporter accused a steward of having "

groped her breasts for a long time


If I had known how to speak Portuguese, I could have filed a complaint for sexual assault

”, argued this ultra Parisian, named Juliette and quoted by

France Bleu


Other supporters mentioned palpations under the underwear or at the level of the genitals.

Similar problems in the Champions League

FSE, for its part, called on the supporters present in Lisbon to answer an online survey.


We are studying the issue with the PSG groups, (the Portuguese supporters' association) Adeptos Portugal, our network of Portuguese lawyers and have reported the problem to UEFA

," said FSE.

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Similar complaints had already been issued 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 asking for "


" from its Portuguese counterpart and UEFA concerning excavations bodily attacks deemed "


" carried out on his supporters.


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Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-10-07

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