After about 30,000 Eintracht Frankfurt fans got admission to Camp Nou for Thursday's Europa League game, Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club will revise its ticket policy for European games.
5,000 tickets for the game, but thousands more bought seats in the home end to watch their club beat Barca 3-2 and advance to the competition's semifinals. The scenes in the stands made Laporta "ashamed," and he assured that the club was already working to ensure that it would not happen again.
told Barca's website, "We feel incredibly horrible, it was shameful. I am outraged and ashamed by the image portrayed since it should never have happened. The club is not responsible for the events that resulted in the tickets falling into the hands of German fans." We do, however, embrace the responsibility that we bear.
"We do not want this to happen again at Barca, and we will take action: the measures that I can declare right now - and that will be implemented for all international competitions - is that tickets will no longer be transferable."
"We never intended to do it since it would be inconvenient for people who follow the rules." But there is nothing we can do to prevent what happened in Frankfurt from happening again." Laporta stated that the club did everything possible to prevent away fans from obtaining tickets, including barring German IP addresses and credit and debit card purchases made through the online ticket office.
On Thursday, just under 80,000 people packed into
. Around 38,000 people were season ticket holders, 5,000 were in the Frankfurt section, and another 34,440 had purchased tickets for the game elsewhere.
Laporta complained, "We insist that the 34,440 tickets that went on sale were prohibited to sale outside of Germany." "Tickets were not sold to German supporters by the club." Those who purchased the tickets obviously sold them to German fans."
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