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England fan repeatedly kicked in head as teen punched in Wembley chaos

A man was repeatedly kicked in the head by fellow England fans amid despicable scenes as chaos ensued inside Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Ticketless England fans had stormed past security staff at the ground ahead of the Euro 2020 final before tempers flared among supporters.

There had already been fighting outside the ground between England fans, before footage circulated online showed supporters rushing barricades and pushing workers in hi-vis jackets.

Witnesses said “hundreds” attempted to force their way into the ground at around 6:15pm, before the crunch clash with Italy began.

More footage was then released online showing a fan lashing out at a teenager as he ran scared from a melee outside of the toilets.

A teenager is punched in the face by another fan as trouble ensues on the concourse

Another fan was then sent tumbling to the ground as others weighed in with kicks to his head while he lay on the floor.

Stewards rushed in to help the supporter as they tried frantically to restore order.

Fans with tickets appeared to become hostile towards those breaking into the stadium before the atmosphere turned even uglier.

Officials initially said no one breached security but witnesses said dozens of ticketless fans made it inside.

Videos circulated on social media of some breaking through turnstiles to gain access to the stadium The stampede of invaders draped with England flags were then seen rushing up the steps to the stands in front of stunned security guards.

It is understood that some of the players’ families were caught up in the pushes by the entrances, before stewards allowed people to enter through different turnstiles.

One witness said: “Ticketless fans broke through disabled doors and jumping in auto turnstile to try to piggyback on people. No stewards or police in area. Real mess.”

Another added: “I’ve just seen a dad and his son about 10 get in without tickets.

“Run, get stopped by stewards. Taken out then run back inside again. This is madness.”

He added: “Fights breaking out. Couple of kids crying. One fan told me problem was at “pre check” at top of Wembley Way not being carried out properly. It’s quite frightening on the concourses.”

One described the “small minority” as “disgraceful”, adding: “Embarrassing behaviour.”

But any concerns that kick-off would be affected were quickly quashed by UEFA, who said the fans would have “no access to the stadium”.

A fan is kicked repeatedly as he lay on the ground in despicable scenes
A fan is kicked repeatedly as he lay on the ground in despicable scenes

The organisation confirmed that supporters had been “jumping over barriers”.

Wembley said the chaos had happened at the “outer stadium perimeter” in a statement.

A spokesperson added: “Safety measures were quickly activated in the relevant areas and there were no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium.”

But at half time they issues another statement saying a “small group of people got into the stadium” and would now be removed.

A statement said: “There was a breach of security and a small group of people got into the stadium.

“We are now working closely with stadium stewards and security to remove these people.

“Anyone inside the stadium without a ticket will be instantly ejected.”

The Metropolitan Police said the force has been working with Wembley’s security staff to prevent further breaches at the stadium.

“Earlier this afternoon there was a breach of security at Wembley Stadium, which resulted in a small number of people getting into the stadium without a ticket.

“Officers worked closely with security officials to prevent any further breaches.

“We will also support action by Wembley Stadium officials to identify those without tickets and eject them.”

Police were called when fans stormed the fan zone at Trafalgar Square.

The Met tweeted: “A large crowd of fans have gathered near to the fan zone in Trafalgar Square attempting to push in without tickets.

“There are no more tickets or seats available in the fan zone. We’re engaging with this crowd and telling them to disperse.”


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