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Ticketless Fans Attempt To Storm Into Wembley Ahead Of Euro 2020 Final

Tom Wood

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Ticketless Fans Attempt To Storm Into Wembley Ahead Of Euro 2020 Final

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Video footage is circulating that shows a large number of ticketless fans storming the entrance to Wembley Stadium in an attempt to get into England's Euro 2020 final against Italy this evening.

In a number of clips filmed this evening at the stadium, fans can be seen pushing security guards - some of whom fought back, out of the way and storming onto the stadium's outer concourse.

Police had appealed before the match for those without tickets to stay away from the stadium and surrounding areas, but it would appear that those pleas were not heard by many.

Huge crowds have also descended on London ahead of the England men's football team's first major final since 1996.

A spokesperson for Wembley Stadium said: "We are dealing with an incident that occurred at the outer security perimeter area of the stadium, with support from police.

"Safety measures were quickly activated in the relevant areas and there were no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium."

Gareth Southgate's Three Lions will kick off against Roberto Mancini's Italian side at 8:00pm.

Before the game, the Metropolitan Police asked for fans to stay away from London unless they were amongst the 65,000 or so that managed to get a ticket for the match.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: "We want people to be able to enjoy the Euros 2020 final safely and securely, behave responsibly and consider the safety and welfare of others.

"London still remains in a public health crisis. There are Government guidelines in place and we ask people to follow these and remain socially distanced.

"We will enforce legislation proportionately and as appropriate and engage with crowds.

"But I urge people not to gather in large numbers. If you don't have a ticket to the matches, fan zone or officially booked into a pub, bar or club, my message is clear: please do not come to London - you could end up missing the game."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Queues for bars and clubs have been filmed snaking around corners up and down England as fans have been getting out early in order to secure a seat for this evening's match.

As well as Wembley, large gatherings of fans have taken place at Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly Circus within the capital.

Kings Cross Station was closed earlier today as a result of the fans setting off pyrotechnics.

LADbible has contacted Metropolitan Police for an updated statement.

Topics: Police, SPORT, UK News, Football, Euro 2020, England, Wembley, Fans, London, Italy

Tom Wood
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