The Metropolitan Police Service Will Beef Up Its Presence At Wembley Stadium For England’s Match Against Hungary

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In the run-up to Hungary’s visit, the Metropolitan Police will beef up their presence outside Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Football Association is also putting in place tough protocols to deal with any trouble following racial abuse aimed at England players last month during a World Cup qualifying match in Budapest and the shocking unrest at the Euro 2020 final.

Despite the fact that less than 1,000 tickets for the Group I match were sold, further precautions would be taken.

“The Met is developing a policing plan to ensure the safety of visiting fans,” a spokesperson said. “A number of officers will be on duty, conducting high visibility patrols around Wembley Stadium.”

One of the main concerns leveled at officials following the terrible events of July 11 was the lack of police engagement outside Wembley, particularly in the run-up to the Euro 2020 final versus Italy. Thousands of ticketless fans stormed the stadium in some of the worst scenes seen at an English football match in decades as a result of public turmoil outside the arena.

The FA has put up what it feels are sufficient procedures to protect supporters and staff tonight, despite insiders admitting they were unprepared for the “unprecedented” disorder at the time.

Source : Guardian sport

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