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Fans have called on England to be banned from the next World Cup, after the behaviour of the fans at the Euro 2020 final.
Sunday night should have been a celebration, win or lose, England had made it to the final of a major tournament for the first time in 55 years and it was at home at Wembley.
However, despite some moments of cheer, it was mainly a bad experience for many because of the anti social behaviour of many of the fans both inside and outside of the ground.
According to reports, and video evidence, some stormed security to force their way into Wembley without tickets, stewards were threatened at knife point and a woman was subject to 'serious sexual assault.'
Outside the ground bottles and other 'missiles' were thrown in Leicester Square and later there were reports of Italian fans being assaulted.
Whilst many have said it could be the end of England's hopes of hosting the World Cup in 2030, it has also been suggested that the team should be banned from the tournament in Qatar in 18 months.
I Hope England get banned for the World Cup and the next Euros for the fans behaviour tonight absolutely disgusting- oxytellí (@oxygeninnit) July 11, 2021
Honestly England should be banned from euros n the world cup until these sick fans learn how to behave- mess: F王NTY (@got7qashin) July 11, 2021
I'm glad England lost the football.- Jon Cohen (@JonCohenMusic) July 12, 2021
The racism in the face of black players missing penalties is sickening and horrific and for that, a loss seems fitting.
Personally, I think England should be banned from the World Cup because of it.
Make an example.
England should be banned from the next World Cup.- charmingkitten4 (@charmingkitten4) July 12, 2021
I Hope England get banned for the World Cup and the next Euros for the fans behaviour tonight absolutely disgusting- Subhranshu Mahakud :flag_in: (@SubhranshuMaha3) July 12, 2021
Embarrassed to be British! If that's how England fans behave, it does NOT deserve to 'come home'. But we DO deserve to be banned from the World Cup! Maybe that'll teach the hooligans a lesson! Or not. #Euro2020Final #EURO2020- Matt. (@thisismatthall) July 12, 2021
Others called just for the fans to be banned from going to Qatar in 18 months time, for the first ever winter World Cup.
Older fans will recognise the scenes on Sunday night as the kind of thing that followed the national team in the 90s and early 00s as fans regularly engaged in awful behaviour at the tournaments.
It will be awful for an England team that have come so far and done so much good were to miss out on a tournament because of a bunch of idiots.
On the other hand, those idiots don't deserve to enjoy getting to a tournament if they can ruin such an amazing day as Sunday and racially abuse their own players in the aftermath.
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