Uefa opens investigation into violence at Wembley

Uefa opens investigation into violence at Wembley

Euro 2020 final: Uefa opens investigation into Wembley chaos

Uefa has opened an investigation into the security breaches at the England vs Italy Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium.

Fans fought with stewards and police as they attempted to break through gates for the football final. 

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham apologised to legitimate fans who were affected and said the security team had “never seen anything like it”.

The FA has been hit with four charges surrounding the behaviour of fans.

They relate to disturbances caused during the national anthem, invasion of the pitch, the throwing of objects and the lighting of a firework by fans.

The Uefa statement adds: “Separately, a Uefa ethics and disciplinary inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation into events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium.

“Information on this matter will be made available in due course.”

England fans shine laser pen in Kasper Schmeichel’s eyes during penalty
England fans shine laser pen in Kasper Schmeichel’s eyes during penalty

Bullingham said on Monday the FA is to conduct a full review after a “large number of drunken yobs” tried to force their way into Wembley without tickets.

He said the FA would work with the police to ban anyone who had forced their way in and to prevent such an event happening again.

No 10 has also criticised those who stormed the stadium.

The prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Those scenes were unacceptable and we condemn violence, anti-social behaviour and abuse in the strongest possible terms.”

The FA was fined 30,000 euros (£26,600) for three incidents during England’s Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark, including a laser pointer being shone at goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face.

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