Harry Maguire explains how his father was left suspected with the broken ribs by the ticketless supporters who breached the security at Wembley Stadium, in the Euros 2020 final.
The England defender’s dad was injured during the chaotic scenes created by the spectators inside the Wembley Stadium. Following after the match in which England lost the Euro 2020 against Italy 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out.
The 28-year-old Manchester United defender Harry Maguire successfully converted his penalty in England’s defeat in the Euros 2020 final told The Sun: “My dad was in the stampede. I have not spoken with him too much but I am pleased my kids didn’t go to the game.
Harry Maguire feels it is risky for his family to watch a football match in the stadium in future
Maguire explained that the incident was very “scary” and from now on his family members would be “very careful” while watching the match in the stadium in the future.
It was scary — he said he was scared and I don’t want anyone to experience that at a football match.
I have seen a lot of videos and have spoken to dad and my family. It was my dad and agent who suffered the most. He was struggling with his breathing afterwards because of his ribs. However, he’s not one to make a big fuss – he got on with it.
I hope we can learn from this and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Dad will always support me and go to the games. However, he will be a little bit more aware of everything going on around him. We should all be more aware and learn from it.”
Things could have been a lot worse but we have to make sure it does not happen again.”
The FA was charged by UEFA on four counts arising from the mayhem. Disciplinary proceedings were opened over a pitch invasion. Actions such as throwing objects, booing the Italian national anthem and lighting a firework are not considerable.
Harry Maguire expects that what happened on Sunday’s night should not affect the chances of hosting the World Cup in the near future.
He also said that Wembley is an amazing place. It has been an amazing home and the fans and the way they have acted have been unbelievable, apart from the odd few in a final.