Level Playing Field Statement regarding the UEFA sanctions implemented on the English F.A for a “lack of order and discipline” in and around the national stadium during the Euro 2020 final:
What happened on the 11th of July must never happen again.
There is no place in our game for the terrible scenes that disabled fans witnessed and experienced that day. The so-called “fans” involved should be held accountable and apologies should be forthcoming from both the FA and The Metropolitan Police to disabled supporters who were directly impacted.
Sanction alone is not enough. It is only by good fortune that we are not discussing a more tragic turn of events and outcome on the day.
Looking ahead, the FA – and football as a whole – needs to learn from what happened and adopt suitable measures to ensure there is no repetition.
Level Playing Field is pleased that the independent review led by Baroness Casey is underway and has already submitted evidence to that process. We hope that the findings from the review will deliver recommendations that will ensure the chaos at the Euro 2020 final will never happen again and that the safety of disabled supporters and, indeed, all supporters remains of paramount importance.