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Ex-Villa boss Taylor: England fans treated disgracefully

Former Aston Villa and England boss Graham Taylor says away fans were treated "disgracefully" in Poland last night.

Taylor believes the fans were shown no respect in terms of a lack of information and the time it took to call the game off when it was obvious conditions were unplayable.

It was nearly an hour after the scheduled kick-off time of 8pm (BST) before the game was postponed and rescheduled for 4pm on Wednesday.

Taylor said: "I thought this was a prime example of how supporters are treated with such disrespect. What I mean by that is that it was pretty obvious from the moment the ref came on the pitch for the very first time that this pitch was not playable.

"You could see that, yet it was two and a quarter hours later before supporters were actually told it wasn't on.

"Now they have reasons for not having the stadium roof shut, but don't you get weather forecasts in this country?

"Then when all the supporters had left their seats, when they decided the game was eventually off, an announcement came asking all England fans to remain in their seats for the next 15 minutes.

"Hold on a minute, there was no-one else in the stadium. It was very poor how this game was eventually postponed."

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