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England fan disorder at Euro 2020 final ‘close to claiming lives’

English Football Association (FA) CEO Mark Bullingham today (Friday) apologised for the “terrible experience” many suffered within Wembley Stadium after an independent review stated the “appalling scenes of disorder” which marred the UEFA Euro 2020 final came “perilously close to putting lives at risk”.

The FA announced on July 19 that an independent review led by Baroness Casey of Blackstock had been commissioned following the crowd disorder in the lead-up to the game in London on July 11.

The FA had earlier said that it would carry out a full review and investigation after a number of ticketless fans illegally forced their way into the stadium for the match between England and Italy.

Baroness Casey’s independent review into events surrounding the Euro 2020 final has now been published, with the report concluding that around 2,000 people gained access to the game illegally. It noted that there 17 mass breaches of disabled access gates and emergency fire doors. Only 400 of those who gained entry were able to be ejected by security staff.

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