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27th Sep 2021

Fans who attended Euro 2020 final to get refund after crowd trouble

Callum Boyle

Fans could receive as much as £810 back from Euro 2020 refund

UEFA will be issuing full refunds to fans who have issued complaints following the ugly scenes that marred the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium on July 11.

After a successful run to a major international tournament final for the first time in 55 years, England’s grand day out was unfortunately ruined by the minority that tried their best to spoil the occasion.

The defeat to Italy on penalties was overshadowed by several outbursts of crowd trouble, with many ticketless supporters trying to  break their way into the ground after footage on social media showed fans forcing their way through security barriers to try and illegally enter the ground.

The allocation had been capped at 60,000 due to government-imposed restrictions at the time of the game, however many chose to ignore the rules, with large crowds gathering outside Wembley way before kick-off.

Since the fallout, 53 people have been arrested following the events in London for offences ranging from criminal damage to drunk and disorderly conduct with several other complaints also being made about supporters gaining entry without tickets – more commonly known amongst fans as ‘jibbing’.

Other videos emerged of fans who were not as successful in their attempts, resorting to fighting with security who tried their best to keep trouble to an absolute minimum.

The violent scenes brought the nation back to the dark ages of the hooliganism of the 80’s that England had been so desperate to rid from their name in recent years.

As highlighted by David Ornstein in The Athletic the large-scale complaints have prompted Europe’s football governing body to act. They have now confirmed to fans who legally attended the game that full refunds will be issued to compensate for the disturbing events that took place.

Tickets for the Euro 2020 Final had a vast difference in price, with category three tickets the cheapest at £255 whereas category one tickets, or ‘the best seats in the house’, were an eye-watering £810.

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