Spurs and Liverpool fans warned about ‘fake stewards stealing tickets’ as Spanish cops seize phoney bibs




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TOTTENHAM and Liverpool fans have been told to keep wary after Spanish police seized fake steward bibs – a tactic to steal authentic tickets.

Yesterday saw a record number of flights leave the UK as around 100,000 fans descended into Madrid for the Champions League final with many travelling without a ticket.

Fans have been warned about fake stewards attempting to steal tickets
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Each club has been allocated around 16,000 tickets each so the demand to buy tickets has been staggeringly high in the capital.

And the police have been busy trying to crackdown of bogus tickets with many attempting to make a quick profit at the expense of desperate supporters.

Police have already arrested people trying to sell fake tickets on the black market and are also seizing fake devices for the technical ticket check.

A statement from European football’s governing body read: “The Spanish police have seized fake steward bibs, fake devices for the technical ticket check, as well as fake accreditations.

“This makes us believe that an organised group of people, impersonating genuine stewards or officials might try to act as if they were conducting the visual or technical ticket check, with the aim of stealing tickets during such controls.

“Supporters should therefore make sure they only show their tickets at the clearly marked check zones and not to individuals or small groups of people who could be wearing fake bibs and might approach them on the way to the stadium, outside of the official check zones.”


Five football fans have been arrested in Madrid as footage emerged appearing to show Spurs fans being “battered” by cops ahead of all-English Champions League Final.

The five Brits were detained on various assault charges, local media reported.

It comes after cops with batons were filmed storming a city-centre bar in the Spanish capital as trouble flared on Friday night ahead of Tottenham’s crunch clash with Liverpool.

Thousands of fans have descended into Madrid for the final
Demand for tickets have been extraordinarily high
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Fans have been warned about fake tickets being sold on the black market
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