- 8 Dec 2017
England have been given a 1 game stadium ban following the troubles before the Euro 2020 Final...
Lady Carey pulls no punches in her report.
"Ticketless, drunken and drugged-up thugs" could have caused death at the Euro 2020 final as they attempted to storm Wembley Stadium says an independent review.www.bbc.co.uk
It did feel like a return to the 'bad old days'. Drugs really do seem to be a problem for Wembley events. It's not the first instance I've heard of seen of it either - there were some definite sniffers in the toilets during the 2017 EFL Trophy final from our side - and it does seem to add to the trouble. I'm not particularly conservative when it comes to drugs, but throw in alcohol, mob mentality and overexcitement and it all adds to the cocktail.
Personal observation - this sort of thing does still seem more attached to the England national team than club sides. I'm not sure what the solution is other than more banning orders for what does appear to be a massive decline in standards from those looking to attend, ticketless or not.