UEFA Line Up Punishments For England After Detestable Fans Run Amok

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UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against England over the sickening disturbances in and around Wembley Stadium before and during Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against new champions Italy.

The game, won by the ‘Azzurri’ following a penalty shoot-out, was marred by clashes between fans and officials, when police made 49 arrests, and reported 19 of its officers being injured in clashes.

The FA chief executive Mark Bullingham has already confirmed that a full review would take place.

Fans, described by Bullingham as “drunken yobs”, fought with stewards and police as they attempted to break through gates and force their way into the ground without tickets.

Uefa has also charged the FA over a pitch invasion during the match, the throwing of a firework, the throwing of other objects and disturbing the Italian national anthem.

The case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body [CEDB] in due course,” Uefa said.

Last week, the English FA were fined €30,000 after a laser was shone at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during the deciding moment of the semi-final

England won the match 2-1 after Schmeichel saved Harry Kane’s penalty, only for the England captain to score what turned out to be the winning goal from the rebound.

The FA were also charged following booing during the national anthems and for the setting off of fireworks during the semi-final.

It has been a chastening few days for English football following the defeat. The three players who missed penalties in the shoot-out — Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka — were subjected to racist abuse online after the match, which was described by Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate as “unforgivable“.