England’s football leaders and police on Monday had questions about the chaotic and violent scene at Wembley Stadium for Sunday’s 2020 Euro Cup final, with concerns that it could affect the country’s 2030 World Cup bid. Police have launched an investigation to overcome security barriers and find ticketless fans who entered the final before entering the stadium. He beat Italy in England on penalties. Commissioners and riot police fired a security barrier after dozens of fans entered from behind an entrance and crashed into other supporters as some of them had violent scenes as they were fighting.
Doubts arose as to why so many fans without tickets were left to gather on the main road to the famous land, where the atmosphere became more hostile as they approached the beginning.
“That was the worst experience I’ve had as a fan at a football game,” wrote Dail Mail football journalist Mike Keegan.
“A symbolic organization, nowhere to be seen by the police, fans with no tickets inside what was once a Giant Covid farm,” he tweeted.
“He had to watch fights, throw bottles, kick people out the karate windows and (a new one for me) he had to jump out of the way of an armed officer with a gun drawn behind him.
“Wembley Way is a bomb site. It’s a horrible, horrible night.”
London Metropolitan Police received 49 arrests and 19 officers were injured while handling the final.
“In frustration, 19 of our officers were injured while facing the volatile crowd. This is completely unacceptable,” police tweeted.
‘Forget the World Cup’
Mark Bullingham, director general of the Football Association, apologized to the affected fans, and told the BBC that the security team had “never seen anything like this”.
“They had to get into a lot of drunken drunkenness, we don’t have a stadium fortress,” he said.
“I have to apologize to the fans who have had experience and to any team members who have had to deal with it.”
England are bidding to host the 2030 World Cup, but Sunday’s scenes could raise those expectations for Major Blow.
“You can forget about the offer for the 2030 World Cup. It’s embarrassing,” tweeted announcer John Duggan.
Veteran journalist Henry Winter, chief sports writer for The Times newspaper, said he saw a Sky TV presenter “suffering a horrific abuse” and was very close to the Cordon security stadium.
“It was clear from the right section of the main press box that some cardless people had entered. It arrived 15 minutes before a bolada arrived,” he explained.
“Some couples with tickets were in the hallways instead of arguing with those sitting in their seats. The commissioners are overwhelmed.
“Thugs are clearly condemned, but Wembley’s safety needs to be better. The scenes, and the attacks on the Italians and their anthem are embarrassing, and it’s also a disaster for the @FA 2030 World Cup offer.
“Maybe England have come out of two tournaments in one night,” he added.
Anti-incident police was also needed in central London, as a great crowd tried to enter a fanzone without a ticket, while others rose in buses and lanterns.
While the vandalism was reported after the match, the fans dispersed after the last whistle amidst a downpour of rain.
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