Formula 1 driver Lando Norris was left ‘shaken’ after he was mugged outside
Wembley following England’s Euro 2020 final shootout defeat to Italy on Sunday
There were chaotic and shocking scenes at the stadium as large groups of ticketless
fans, thought to number around 2,500, managed to evade security and force their way
into Wembley ahead of kick-off.
A large number of supporters had their legitimate seats taken by these so-called fans,
with even Italy manager Roberto Mancini’s son forced to watch from the Wembley
steps when his seat was stolen
Players’ families were caught up in skirmishes, children were left in tears,
a female security guard was trampled and a disabled entrance stormed.
Last night, there were calls for the FA, which owns Wembley stadium, to step up
security, amid fears any bids to host future World Cups, would be harmed.
Moments before kick-off on Sunday night, drunk hooligans surged through cordons,
Fans who paid £900 and more for tickets then found yobs in their seats refusing to
Friends and families of stars including captain Harry Kane, John Stones, Raheem
Sterling and Harry Maguire also saw trouble unfold as dozens barged into their
A source said: “All the players had their kids in there. It was terrifying. The wives,
girlfriends, and children were all crying. There were a couple of fights.
“None of the relatives or friends had seen anything like this before. They arrived to
find seats taken by fans without tickets. And they were rude and really aggressive.
“It got really nasty and was very upsetting. There were not enough stewards and no
police in sight.”
Rugby star Mike Tindall, 42, and his royal wife Zara, 40, saw two men fighting near
their seats — so the burly World Cup winner stepped in. One fan suffered a broken
nose, with Princess Anne’s daughter Zara mopping up blood from her seat with a
A source said: “At least one of the fans didn’t have a ticket. Mike was trying to break
up the fight.”
After the game, motor racing ace Lando was ambushed by yobs as he got into his
£165,000 McLaren GT supercar. He was then grabbed by one while another tore off
his prototype Richard Mille watch.
An eyewitness said: “Lando was held and another robber pulled off his watch
in a split second. Lando looked pretty shaken up. Security had been a nightmare all
He had earlier posted a photo of himself at the game for his 3.4million online
followers. A spokesman for his McLaren team said he was “understandably shaken”.