Euro 2021: the English Federation apologizes to the players for the Wembley incidents

The Telegraph said on Tuesday that the English Federation sent a letter to the sponsors as well as to the players and their families and friends to apologize after the incidents at Wembley, ahead of the Euro 2021 final against Italy . Supporters had tried to enter the stadium by force, without a ticket.

A few hours before the final of Euro 2021 between England and Italy, Wembley stadium had been stormed by many supporters, who did not have a ticket, trying to force the passage. Several brawls had also broken out before the game, and other outbursts were noted. The English Football Federation (FA) is even now under threat of sanctions from UEFA, with possible matches behind closed doors.

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According to The Telegraph on Tuesday, the FA has already apologized to the sponsors for the various events at Wembley. In addition, the English Federation also wrote to the players of the selection, to their families and friends, to also apologize for this chaos caused by some supporters, where the organization was overwhelmed.

“Disturbing scenes”

In this letter, the FA admits that the incidents took place in the area where “our sponsors, partners, families and friends of the players were located.” The FA assured that sanctions would be taken against the incriminated supporters, in collaboration with UEFA. The FA also stressed that the previous seven games were played without any real problem, unlike the final.

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“A number of fans forced entry into Wembley, and we recognize that for many of you who attended, you and your guests witnessed potentially disturbing scenes,” the FA acknowledges in its letter. The crowd outside the stadium was unprecedented and the goal of the security teams was to ensure that the access gates were not violated in large numbers. “

According to the London Metropolitan Police, the incidents of July 11 could also have called into question the good performance of the match between England and Italy, where the Nazionale won after a shooting session. to goal. UEFA announced on July 13 the opening of a disciplinary investigation against the FA, while the European body had already pinned the English Federation after the semi-final against Denmark.

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