Campbell warns England fans to stay away

Former England international Sol Campbell has warned Three Lions fans to stay away from Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine or risk coming home in a coffin.

The eastern European nations will host the European Championships in a couple of weeks, but with concerns over terrorism, football hooliganism and racism, Campbell has spoken of the threat to England’s followers supporting their team.

“Stay at home, watch it on TV,” he told BBC Panorama, published in The Daily Mail.

“Don’t even risk it … because you could end up coming back in a coffin. I think they were wrong to award Euro 2012 to Poland and Ukraine, because what they should say is that if you want this tournament you sort your problems out.

“Until we see that you have sorted it out, you are never going to get the tournament. You do not deserve these prestigious tournaments in your country,” he stated.

The families of coloured England players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Joleon Lescott have already stated that they will not attend the event due to the fear of being subject to racist abuse.

By Gareth McKnight

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