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Journalists Detail Chaos At Wembley As Ticketless England Fans Barge Way Into Euros Final

Journalists Detail Chaos At Wembley As Ticketless England Fans Barge Way Into Euros Final

How can this be allowed to happen at a major European final?

There were some ugly scenes in London ahead of this evening's Euro 2020 final. A huge number of English supporters gathered at various locations around the capital, some of which descended into chaos.

Leicester Square seemed to see most of the trouble, with glass bottles being thrown and nearby buildings being vandalised.

Such incidents would soon begin to pop nearer to the venue of the final itself.

There were numerous reports of England fans attempting to barge their way into Wembley Stadium, rushing the on-site security in an attempt to gain entry into the ground without a ticket.

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While UEFA denied that any ticketless fans had managed to gain entry to the game, the reality seems to be far different.

A number of football journalists who are at Wembley have detailed chaotic scenes caused by supporters managing to enter the stadium without tickets.

That includes The Independent's Miguel Delaney, who said a number of entitled fans had their seats stolen.

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In the above image, you can clearly see people standing in the aisles of the ground.

Melissa Reddy, also of The Independent, told a very similar story.

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The disabled section of Wembley seemed to quickly fill up with those who clearly did not have tickets to sit elsewhere.

Footage would soon emerge of fans rushing into the ground and assaulting a number of people already present. One man was knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly before stewards managed to intervene.

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It is genuinely disturbing to watch.

Another clip displayed similar scenes.

In all, the entire thing seemed like an absolute mess.

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A remarkable way to handle one of the biggest occasions in football.

This is the first major international tournament to take place on English soil since 1996 and it could be a while before we see another one considering the complete lack of organisation on this occasion.

They are hoping to launch a bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup, something that is unlikely to be helped by these scenes this evening.

SEE ALSO: Even Richard Keys Has Had Enough Of Unruly England Fans

Gary Connaughton

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