The English FA criticised UEFA for not sending a "strong enough message" on racism after the Serbia FA was fined 80,000 euros ($104,700) by UEFA and told it must stage its next Under-21 home match behind closed doors.
Its players and fans were found guilty of improper conduct over a brawl that followed Serbia's Under-21 match against England in October, amid accusations that some England players had suffered racial abuse.
UEFA has the right to appeal against decisions made by its own disciplinary committee and to ask for tougher sanctions if it considers they are too lenient.
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.