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18th Jul 2021

Police release images of men wanted in connection to Euro 2020 final chaos

Kieran Galpin

The appeal follows the violence seen at Wembley, last Sunday

The Metropolitan Police has issued an appeal to help identify ten men who are linked to the violence seen at Wembley last Sunday ahead of and during the Euro 2020 final.

After reviewing hundreds of hours of CCTV, police officials were able to identify the ten men who were seen as central to the conflict. They are now calling for help identifying them.

Wembley The Metropolitan police are now on the hunt for these ten men/Via Metropolitan police.

Detective Sergeant Matt Simpson, from the Met’s Public Order Crime Team, said:

“Following the scenes of disorder both at Wembley Stadium and in central London, we made a commitment that those responsible would face consequences.

“Today’s action is being taken to help identify those who we think have questions to answer. If you know who they are, we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible.

“This investigation is in its very early stages and I am in no doubt that further appeals and arrests will follow.

“We also continue to support police action across the UK to identify those responsible for the racist and offensive comments posted on social media.”

The FA have been fined twice now for fan disturbances at Euros games, the first occurring after Kasper Schmeichel had a laser pointer shined in his eyes during the semi-final.

“UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation into events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium,” said a UEFA spokesperson.

One fan who organised thousands of ticketless fans storming the gates spoke to the Guardian about his decision.

“I just thought my dad is 52 and he’s never seen England in a final at Wembley. And it might never happen again in my lifetime. There were 30,000 spare seats and we didn’t sit in anyone’s seat,” he said. He argued that they didn’t cause any harm, and that “the ones fighting ticketless fans” were the root of the problem.

Former Met deputy assistant commissioner Andy Trotter has described the incidents as “a stain on our country’s reputation.”