THE Football Association will ‘fight’ any potential stadium ban from Uefa after the shocking Euro 2020 final violence.
The European governing body are considering what punishment to hand the FA after starting disciplinary proceedings against them last month for the violence that marred the competition’s final.
One of Uefa’s options will be to hand England a stadium ban for at least one game, which the FA want to avoid at all costs, the Daily Mail reported.
And in case Uefa do decide to slap England with the harsh punishment, which will be implemented during the next round of European international fixtures next June, the FA is already preparing its defence.
The FA are wasting no time and have already told Uefa they want the chance to present their own mitigation for the disgraceful events that took place at Wembley.
Any ban which involves the Three Lions playing in an empty stadium will be catastrophic, a view which has previously been echoed by England boss Gareth Southgate.
The European football bosses initially charged the FA for England’s supporter’s behaviour just two days after the final.
During the melee, security barriers were toppled over and some stadium staff claimed ‘hundreds’ of supporters were involved in knocking down or climbing over perimeter fencing.
One breach, which was captured on video, showed England fans FIGHT ticketless supporters who had broken into the stadium through a disabled access door..
Other supporters complained about being unable to attend the final, despite having tickets worth more than £1,000, because they couldn’t get in or people were in their seats.
The FA also commissioned an independent review to investigate the trouble and vowed to identify those responsible for the “disgraceful scenes” at the national stadium.
Uefa recently handed Hungary a three-match stadium ban for their homophobic chanting at the Euros, although one is suspended for two years.
Hungary were also handed a two-game stadium ban and a massive fine for the heinous racist abuse directed at England’s stars earlier this month.
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