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Real Madrid 'to take action' after fans fined at Champions League final

Tom Gott
Real Madrid's European triumph was marred by off-field issues
Real Madrid's European triumph was marred by off-field issues / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Real Madrid are said to be preparing action in support of the Los Blancos supporters who were unfairly fined by French police around the time of the Champions League final.

The La Liga champions joined Liverpool in voicing their disgust at the unnecessary aggression from French authorities before, during and after the game, as well as the lack of police presence when it came to protecting supporters from muggings after the match.

It has even been reported that a number of Real fans were handed fines by French police for walking around the Eiffel Tower or down the down the Champs-Elysees with their team colours on show under the false charges of 'prohibited demonstrations'.

To make matters worse, the fines of €375 were issued over a month after the game, with police locating those fans in questions to issue them with punishments.

According to AS, news of these fines has not sat well with Real, who have vowed to take action to get to the bottom of the accusations.

French authorities have been conducting an investigation into the incidents surrounding the Champions League final and have gradually begun to accept responsibility for the chaotic scenes, having initially blamed 'ticketless Liverpool fans' for the majority of the carnage.

"It is obviously a failure," said Paris police chief Didier Lallement of the incident. "It was a failure because people were pushed around and attacked. It was a failure because the image of the country was undermined."