No Response From Lille Authorities


Everton is disappointed to report there has been no response from authorities in Lille to the security issues that arose during the Europa League tie in October 2014.
A letter highlighting the Club’s concerns over the way supporters were treated by authorities in the French city in the days surrounding the side’s Europa League encounter with LOSC Lille, was sent to a selection of senior bodies in this country France and Switzerland in November. The letter was penned by Goodison officials following lengthy consultation with fan groups in the wake of the Europa League encounter.
Two months on and Everton can confirm it has received no response to that letter from the Prefecture of Lille.
Officials from UEFA’s security department responded, confirming they will utilise the information provide by the Club ahead of preparations for Euro 2016 in France, whilst the letter was positively received by the FA’s security unit who were keen to be made aware of any formal response from officials in Lille. The UK Football Policing Unit were also keen to be kept aware of any response, specifically with a view to planning for Euro 2016.

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