– There are speculation by suspicious fans that the Champions League draws which took place today Friday April 13 was fixed

-Reason for this thought is that some fans reported that Roma started selling tickets for their clash even before the draws took place

– And dissatisfied fans took to Social Media to protest this development

There are speculation by suspicious fans that the Champions League draws which took place today Friday April 13 was fixed as Roma advertised tickets before Liverpool were announced as their opponents.

Roma appeared to offer supporters the chance to purchase home seats against the Reds on Thursday night April 12.

The error on the website was quickly taken down, but not before eagle-eyed viewers grabbed a screenshot of the tie supposedly taking place on May 2.

They then drew the Reds in the draw in Friday afternoon draws at the UEFA headquartes at Nyon.

Liverpool according to the draws will face Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on May 2.

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Conspiracy theories have taken to social media to react to the incident they called ”sort of corruption.”

One fan wrote: “Never seen something so rigged in my life, Roma selling tickets at 10am this morning against Liverpool away for season ticket holders.”

Another said: “If this is true, it’s a sad day for football, Roma’s website selling tickets for the Champions League semi-final a day before the draw is made. Time will tell.”

The premature fuelled conspiracy theorists. Just last year Spanish publication AS suggested that Uefa had used a heated ball to avoid an all-Spanish final.

And in 2016 questions were asked over Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos when he was tasked with picking out teams assigned in pot four of the Champions League group stages.

He was seen by television cameras picking up a ball, holding it for a few seconds before putting it back in and grabbing another.

Uefa hit back at speculation that the draw was fixed when Giorgio Marchetti said last year: “How can the balls be hot or cold?

“It’s impossible. With the category of player that we invite to the draw, I would never ask someone to do something that was not honest when picking the balls. It’s a joke.”

Liverpool gaffer in his reaction to the draws Klopp said: “Because I knew I’d have to say something after it, I tried to think about what I feel, but it was not that I thought ‘thank God not Bayern, thank God not Real Madrid, yippee Roma’ or the other way around.

“It is just the draw and I know it is very exciting, but it is good because the most important news is we are still in the competition.

“Whichever opponent we would have got, I would have said there is a chance because it is football – so there is a chance against Roma.”

NAIJ.com previously reported that the semi finals draws for the UEFA Champions League have been concluded and back to back defending champions Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich while Liverpool will trade tackles AS Roma.

The draws took place at the UEFA headquarter in Nyon, Switzerland while the games will kick off on Tuesday April 24 with the return clash taking place a week later on May 1.

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Source: Naija.ng


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