This is hardly an isolated incident of football related thuggery either home or abroad. In the stadium the England fans appeared blameless but on the previous 3 nights England fans have been teargassed and effectively rioting. Witness also the behaviours of Liverpool fans at their Euro final, West Ham v Man Utd and goodness knows how many more. the hooligans are drifting back. Did they ever go away?
These people claim to be supporting a football team, the 'national game' that generates so much hype and money for advertisers and broadcasters. So to stop them remove the product. When racist and offensive chants are used make clubs play behind closed doors and deny them TV coverage. When they riot abroad then withdraw the national team.
The boys with the money like Sky TV and the big club owners will soon be clamouring for real action and change if you do this, and the football authorities and sport politicians will be pressured to make it happen.
As for the 'real' fans, is it me or have they actually tolerated this boorish and unacceptable behaviour in their midst for too long? If the overwhelming majority suffer some of the effects then they too will put pressure on clubs and associations to really clamp down on the unacceptable behaviour.
Prison sentences and travel bans change nothing, they just park the problem. Cultural shifts really make changes.
I'm not limiting this to England, others clearly have bigger problems.
Disclaimer. I'm not a footie fan. I have also attended incredibly partisan and passionate inter-national sporting events where not a single person has been arrested, nobody threw bottles or tore up seats and people allowed opposing fans to mingle freely without problem. It can be done, why should football be different?