Cuban-born singer Camila Cabello performed during the opening ceremony for the Champions League final amid fans encountering issues outside the Stade de France
Camila Cabello has deleted a tweet in which she complained about the behavior of Liverpool and Real Madrid fans during her performance ahead of the Champions League final.
Cabello was booked to sing at the opening ceremony ahead of the game, which saw kick-off delayed by 36 minutes with some fans unable to gain access to the Stade de France. However, many of those inside the ground weren’t blown away by her performance, with a number of those present booing or singing over the Cuban-born pop star.
Fans were kept out of the ground, with UEFA claiming “fake tickets” were to blame. However, those with legitimate tickets were impacted, with reports of supporters waiting several hours to enter the ground despite arriving in plenty of time for kick-off. There was also alarming footage of police using tear gas on those who had traveled to Paris to watch their team in action.
“Playing back our performance and I can not believe people were singing their teams anthem so loud during our performance. Like my team and I worked tirelessly for so long to bring right vibes and give a good show,” a tweet from Cabello’s account read . “Very rude but whatever. IM GLAD YOU GUYS LOVED IT.”
According to Metro, the post was deleted because someone other than Cabello had posted it in error. “It was deleted because someone who has access to Camila’s account posted it intending to post on their own account,” a source claimed.
The situation was vastly different to events in 2018, the last time Real Madrid and Liverpool met in a Champions League final. Back then, the Liverpool supporters warmed to opening ceremony performer Dua Lipa and some have even adopted her song ‘One Kiss’ as an unofficial anthem.
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After Cabello’s performance, the game eventually got underway more than half an hour later than the scheduled start time of 9pm local time. However, considering the scenes impacting supporters on the concourse in Saint-Denis, the result – a 1-0 victory for Real Madrid – was secondary for some fans more concerned about their own safety and that of their fellow attendees.
In addition to tear gas being used, there were reports of muggings and attacks after the game. Former Liverpool star Jason McAteer claimed his wife and son were impacted, while ex-Reds defender Jose Enrique spent Sunday sharing first-hand reports of events outside the Stade de France.
Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish also spoke out, saying “The Liverpool fans are special. The way they were treated by authorities was an absolute joke.”
“Nobody should ever be afraid to go to a football game. Thank you to everyone who came to Paris. The Fan Park was unbelievable. I hope you all get home safe. What a season! YNWA, ”he added.