UEFA and UK police target illegal ticketing- 9 May 2007 00:00:00
UEFA and the UK police force have moved to clamp down on companies illegally selling on tickets to the UEFA Champions League final by issuing a joint warning letter to the parties concerned.
The letter makes it clear that such activity is illegal and that such illicit sale of tickets undermines the safety and segregation of fans, potentially causing significant public disorder and safety issues.
The European football governing body has joined forces with UK police to stamp out the activity following the introduction of a new legislation last month which makes it a criminal offence for an unauthorised person to sell a ticket for a designated football match.
UEFA continuously monitors the ticket sales procedure and found a number of offences in the UK for the upcoming Champions League final on 23rd May where Liverpool will take on AC Milan in Athens.