England fans react to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England, at the 4TheFans fan zone at Event City on July 11, 2021 in Manchester (Image: Getty Images)
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Hopes of a bank holiday to mark England making it to the final of the Euros have been dashed after Downing Street said i being considered".
Boris Johnson's official spokesman said the Prime Minister was in contact with the Football Association about honouring Gareth Southgate's team, but that a bank holiday was not part of any plans.
It comes after England's crushing defeat to Italy on Sunday night on penalties.
The spokesman added:“We’ll be talking to the FA to identify a suitable way for the Prime Minister to thank the players and coaching staff for their efforts.
“But a bank holiday is not something that is being considered.”
Downing Street, meanwhile criticised England fans who stormed Wembley Stadium without tickets and caused trouble in Trafalgar Square on Sunday.
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The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “Those scenes were unacceptable and we condemn violence, anti-social behaviour and abuse in the strongest possible terms.”
Asked whether the level of policing was adequate, the spokesman said: “As with all major policing operations there will be lessons to be learned.”
But he said Boris Johnson retains confidence in Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, saying: “He does have confidence.”