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UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against England over questionable fan behaviour

"The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course"
England fans at the Wembley Stadium.
England fans at the Wembley Stadium.
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Our Bureau   |   Published 08.07.21, 05:10 PM

The behaviour of England fans at the Wembley Stadium on Wednesday has ruffled feathers at the UEFA headquarters.

The Three Lions won against Denmark 2-1 in the semi-final, courtesy an extra-time goal by Harry Kane, but there were some incidents that raised eyebrows and jaws drops. Fan behaviour at the Wembley Stadium hit an all-time low, and that has urged the apex football body in Europe to initiate disciplinary proceedings against England.

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The proceedings have been opened on three issues -- the use of a laser beam at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, booing by supporters during the Danish national anthem, and the use of fireworks.

A statement from UEFA says, "Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (2-1), played on 7 July at Wembley Stadium, London.

Charges against England :

Use of laser pointer by its supporters - Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem - Article 16(2)(g) DR
Lighting of fireworks by its supporters - Article 16(2)(c) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course."

England eventually won the match, booking their first ever European Championship final berth. Harry Kane and company are now scheduled to play Italy at Wembley on July 12.



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