FA plans life bans for yobs breaking into Wembley ahead of Euro 2020 final as independent review set up
The FA is planning life bans on yobs who entered Wembley ahead of the Euro 2020 final with an independent review set up to investigate the disorder and security breaches that allowed thousands of fans to enter the stadium without tickets
- The FA will take action against fans who broke into the ground for the Euro 2020 final
- The yobs will receive lifelong suspensions for matches in England and Wembley Stadium
- An independent review will be chaired by Baroness Casey of Blackstock
The FA plans to issue life bans from matches in England and Wembley Stadium to fans who broke into the ground before the Euro 2020 final.
The governing body announced Monday that an independent inquiry, led by Baroness Casey of Blackstock, has been set up to investigate the condition that overshadowed England’s bid to win its first major trophy in 55 years.
The review will seek to determine whether the Metropolitan Police, the FA or UEFA were most at fault for the security breaches that allowed thousands of supporters to enter the stadium without tickets.
An independent review has been set up to investigate the condition during the Euro 2020 final
A statement from the FA read: “A key focus of the findings will be to ensure that such outrageous scenes are never repeated.”
Staff were ‘overwhelmed’ and authorities estimated that there were up to 200,000 in the Wembley area.
The Metropolitan Police, responsible for public order outside the stadium, denied that they had failed in this task, although witnesses spoke of drug trafficking, drug use, drunken and aggressive behavior, as well as male fans urinating in the street.
Security barriers were compromised after a wave of thugs broke into the national stadium
The perimeter of the stadium and internal security are the responsibility of the FA.
Those without tickets forced their way through turnstiles due to their sheer numbers and ‘tailgating’ of real cardholders – squeezing through electronic turnstiles behind paying customers, threatening not to draw attention.