Shocking images have emerged of some supporters forcing their way through safety on their way to Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.
Fans were filmed storming through security and making their way through the stadium grounds with Wembley guards unable to stem the flow of people breaking in.
It comes after alarming videos of some fans causing disruption in London, with Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus seemingly hot spots for loud behavior earlier in the day.
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Some were caught on camera setting off flares and throwing drinks and bottles into the air as they enjoyed the preparation for the game. There have been a few photos of fans receiving treatment for injuries.
But, as the 8pm kick-off approached, supporters have now started to descend on Wembley Stadium itself and a select few have been caught on camera in some rather unsavory scenes.
The video shows supporters descending on the site for the centerpiece of tonight’s tournament, with at least a dozen security guards unable to restrain the hundreds of supporters seeking access to the ground.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Wembley later said: “We are dealing with an incident which took place in the outside security perimeter of the stadium, with police support.
“Security measures were quickly activated in the affected areas and there were no breaches of the security of those without tickets inside.
These are just the last pictures to worry about after a video obtained by The mirror captured a brawl that broke out outside Wembley Stadium hours before kick-off.
Former footballer Chris Kamara gave his take on the Wembley Way stages ahead of the match, tweeting: “A horrific walk down Wembley Way, ended up dodging bottles and beer thrown in the air and stepping on broken glass all the way.
“What’s wrong with people.”
Although there is a strong police presence around the stadium, it is not known what measures, if any, were taken.
Earlier in the tournament, police arrested 30 fans after England played Scotland at Wembley and another 20 after England won over Denmark.
Ahead of the final, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: “We want people to be able to enjoy the Euro 2020 final safely, behave responsibly and take safety into account. and the well-being of others. “
The match will start at 8 p.m.