August 4 – After a long wait, UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the English FA over the appalling scenes that marred the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
Scores of ticketless ‘fans’ broke through security barriers and turnstiles to get in to see England’s first major tournament final in 55 years.
England defender Harry Maguire said that his father was one of those who suffered, sustaining rib injuries during “a stampede” of fans.
A total of 45 people were arrested on the night with 19 police officers injured as they confronted the yobs.
The FA itself had described the scenes as disgraceful and has already commissioned an independent review.
“Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector into the events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium during the UEFA Euro 2020 final match between the national teams of Italy and England played on 11 July at Wembley Stadium, London, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the English Football Association for a potential violation of Article 16(2)(h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations for a lack of order or discipline by its supporters,” UEFA said.
It added that “further information on this matter will be made available in due course”, with the FA waiting to see what punishment will be meted out.
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