Harry Maguire, England’s Father & MU Defender, Suffered Suspected Broken Ribs in The Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium
Harry Maguire has spoken out about how ticketless supporters violated security at Wembley during the Euro 2020 final, leaving his father with suspected fractured ribs.
On Sunday night, the England defender’s father got caught up in the chaos inside the stadium and struggled to breathe.
Maguire called what happened “frightening” and said his family will be “more aware” in the future when attending games.
The 28-year-old, who hammered home his penalty in England’s shootout loss, told The Sun, “My dad was in the crowd.”
I haven’t spoken with him much, but I’m pleased my children were not present at the game.” It was terrifying – he expressed his fear – and I don’t want anyone to go through that at a football game.
I’ve watched numerous videos and chatted with my father and family.
My father and agent were the ones who suffered the most. Because of his ribs, he had trouble breathing later, but he’s not one to complain – he just went on with it. I’m hoping we can learn from this and prevent it from happening again.
Dad will always support me and attend my games, but he will be more mindful of what is going on around him. We should all be more conscious of it and take note of what we can learn from it.”
“Things could have turned out far worse, but we must ensure that this does not happen again.”
UEFA launched a disciplinary investigation after the disturbances at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final on Tuesday.
On Monday, Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham announced that the incident would be thoroughly investigated.
He accused “drunk yobs” of attempting to enter the stadium without purchasing tickets.
UEFA has charged the FA with four offenses related to the chaos. A pitch invasion, item throwing, booing the Italian national anthem, and the lighting of a firework were all grounds for disciplinary action.
Maguire is hoping that the events of Sunday night will have no bearing on England’s chances of hosting another World Cup in the future.
“Wembley is an incredible location,” he remarked. Apart from the odd handful in a final, it’s been a fantastic home, and the supporters and the way they’ve behaved have been incredible.
“We must learn, and we will – and it would be an incredible location for the World Cup to be held.”