Harry Maguire has revealed how ticketless supporters infiltrated 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 transpired “frightening” and that his family would be “more attentive” of what happened in the future when attending games.
“My father was in the rush,” the 28-year-old told The Sun.
I haven’t talked to him much, but I’m glad my kids didn’t attend 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 a number of films and talked to my father and relatives about it.”
My father and agent were the ones who suffered the most.
He had trouble breathing later due to his ribs, 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 aware of it and take note of what we may learn from it.
“Things might have been a lot worse,” he said, “but we have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Uefa launched a disciplinary investigation into the events of the Euro 2020 final on Tuesday.
Maguire is hoping that the incident would not jeopardize England’s chances of hosting a future World Cup.
“Wembley is an incredible location,” he remarked.
Except from the odd handful in a final, it’s been an fantastic home, and the supporters and the way they’ve acted have been incredible.
We must learn, and we will – and it would be an incredible location for the World Cup to be held.”