Harry Maguire said his dad suffered suspected broken ribs following a stampede
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  • England defender Harry Maguire said his father suffered rib injuries following a stampede at Wembley.
  • The Manchester United captain said it was "scary" and The Sun reported his dad has suspected broken ribs.
  • Hundreds of ticketless England fans overwhelmed security and stormed Wembley ahead of Sunday's final.
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England defender Harry Maguire has said his father was injured after ticketless fans stormed Wembley to attempt to watch the Euro 2020 final.

Hundreds of fans forced their way past security checkpoints on Sunday, and videos emerged of stampedes to get into the stadium.

Maguire, speaking to The Sun, described the scene as "scary" and that his family would be "more aware" when attending future games.

"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. 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, but he's not one to make a big fuss, he got on with it.

Maguire did not specify his father's injuries, but the Sun reported that he had suffered two suspected broken ribs.

"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 but he will be a little bit more aware of everything going on around. 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 Manchester United captain told The Sun.

Also on Sunday, Formula One driver Lando Norris had his $55,000 watch stolen as he was leaving the stadium.

His team, McLaren, said he was "shaken" after the incident but unhurt as he prepares for the British Grand Prix this weekend.


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