UEFA is “out of order” in demanding fans be present during Euro 2020 games considering COVID-19 infection levels, Ireland’s Prime Minister said on Sunday, days after the country was stripped of four matches for refusing to guarantee attendance.
Four games planned for Dublin were moved on Friday to St. Petersburg and Wembley Stadium in London after the Irish government said it could not fulfil UEFA’s demand that it guarantee stadiums be filled to at least 25% capacity. The Spanish city of Bilbao was also stripped of matches.
“I thought UEFA were out of order, quite frankly, putting that condition on countries,” Prime Minister Micheál Martin told RTE television in an interview.
“If you look at what’s happening all over Europe in term of the B117 (COVID-19 variant) and in term of the high incidence in European…