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Football Association charged by Uefa over behaviour of England fans at Wembley

One member of the family of an England participant stated of Sunday’s hassle: “About 50 folks compelled a steel door by the turnstiles open by bending it proper again. Then masses of guys from in all places simply charged the opening to get in.

“The stewards couldn’t cope or stop them. I felt so sorry for them, they were getting kicked and punched. Hundreds got in and women and blokes who were queuing up were pushed over and trampled. We just ran, thinking we were going to get trampled.”

A relative of a unique participant stated: “It was chaos. All these people with no tickets just stormed in. A lot of the families felt unsafe. There was nothing the stewards could do.”



An FA spokesman stated: “We will perform a full review and investigation into the occasions that passed off at Wembley Stadium earlier than and throughout the remaining. This can be performed in collaboration with the police, the Greater London Authority, the Safety Advisory Group and the match supply stakeholders.

“Security and stewarding numbers for the ultimate exceeded the necessities for the match and had been higher than some other earlier occasion at Wembley Stadium. However, the behaviour of the individuals who illegally compelled their manner into the stadium was unacceptable, harmful and confirmed whole disregard for the security and safety protocols in place. No steward or safety employees ought to be subjected to this sort of behaviour and we thank them for his or her assist on the night time. We additionally apologise to anybody at the match whose expertise was affected by this unprecedented stage of public dysfunction.

“We will proceed to work with the related authorities to establish and take motion towards these folks the place doable.”

Security was meant to have been stepped up after ticketless fans received into England’s semi-final win over Denmark.

Uefa fined the FA greater than £25,000 over a laser pointer that was shone within the face of Kasper Schmeichel and different offences.


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