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.
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.
The Football Association and the Ferdinand brothers led a wave of angry reaction tonight to UEFA's fine for Serbia.
There can little doubt over whether Serbia should and will be punished; but it is the level of punishment from UEFA that is important.
UEFA has announced it is to instigate proceedings against England and Serbia following the side's U21's match on Tuesday night.