The FA has responded to UEFA 's punishment over England's U-21 match against Serbia:
We are disappointed with the sanctions levied by UEFA with regards to the racist behaviour displayed towards England’s players.
Let’s be clear, racism is unacceptable in any form, and should play no part in football.
The scenes were deplorable and we do not believe the sanction sends a strong enough message.
– FA General Secretary Alex Horne
It is The FA’s vehement belief that its players and staff acted correctly in the face of provocation, including racist abuse and missiles being thrown.
We are therefore surprised to see that two of our players have been given suspensions.
We shall await UEFA’s reasoning but it is our intention, at this stage, to support our players and appeal these decisions.