FA pressed for answers on the Euro 2020 final security incident
14 July 2021
DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight has called on the CEO of the FA, Mark Bullingham, to provide further detail on the safety and security measures taken at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium.
This follows evidence of ticketless people physically attacking stewards and police at the entrance to the stadium and many forcing their way into the match. The Committee has requested detail on the preparations taken in terms of security and policing, the numbers of people who forced entry, action taken immediately following the incident, training given to stewards ahead of the event and the repercussions for offenders by Tuesday 20 July.
DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said:
“I am shocked and appalled by the violence seen at Wembley for Sunday’s final. These culturally significant events should inspire the next generation, not leave reports of children being terrified.
We have concerns about whether the preparations for the event were sufficient and are requesting urgent answers from the FA. Given the situation, what planning had been done for people ‘storming’ the stadium?
We and the public deserve to know what went wrong and how the FA intends to keep people safer in future.”
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