Uefa charges FA over England fans’ behaviour at Euro 2020 final

Uefa has opened an investigation into the chaotic and violent scenes that unfolded at the Euro 2020 final and charged the Football Association over the conduct of England fans relating to other incidents on the night.

European football’s governing body announced that the charges related to invasion of the pitch, throwing of objects, booing of the Italian national anthem and the lighting of a firework.

It said the disciplinary investigation was into “events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium”. Hundreds of individuals without tickets sought to break through barriers, turnstiles and gates to gain access to the match – some successfully – and there were outbreaks of violence.

The charges come three days after the FA was fined £25,630 for crowd problems, including the shining of a laser pointer at a Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel, during England’s semi-final win over Denmark. The other offences were the booing of the national anthem and the setting off of fireworks.

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