F1 ace Lando Norris mugged at Euro 2020 final as thugs rip £40k watch off wrist

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F1 driver Lando Norris had his £40,000 watch stolen while at Wembley Stadium to watch England take on Italy in the final of Euro 2020.

Norris was fortunate enough to get his hands on a ticket, but his night quickly turned sour after England were defeated before he was targeted by thugs as he made his way out of the ground.

The entire event was slightly soured by fan violence and crowd trouble long before the 8pm kick-off time, with some spectators trying to force their way into Wembley more than four hours before the game was set to start.

While most were turned away, some evaded stadium security and ended up inside the ground without a ticket, leaving those who had purchased match tickets unable to sit in their original seat.

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Even the families of some of the England players were affected, including captain Harry Kane's, John Stones', Raheem Sterling's and Harry Maguire's as they entered to watch their loved ones in action.

The atmosphere turned even more toxic after the full-time whistle with morale low after England's penalty shootout defeat, as 60,000 England fans tried to leave the stadium at once.

One unsavoury incident that occurred as thousands left Wembley involved F1 star Norris, as reported by the Sun.

Having made his way to his car, the 21-year-old was surrounded and ambushed by a group of spectators who tried to force their way into his £165,000 McLaren GT supercar, before he was grabbed by one individual while another stole his prototype Richard Mille watch.

Though Norris took to Instagram to upload an image of himself at the final, he did not make any mention of the unsavoury scenes post-match.

One eyewitness to the trouble told The Sun: "Lando was held and another robber pulled off his watch in a split second. Lando looked pretty shaken up. Security had been a nightmare all night."

Norris is yet to comment on the incident, but his McLaren team have released a statement to confirm he was unharmed but "understandably shaken".

"McLaren Racing can confirm that Lando Norris was involved in an incident, after the Euro 2020 final match at Wembley, during which the watch he was wearing was taken," a McLaren statement read.

"Thankfully, Lando was unharmed but he is understandably shaken. The team is supporting Lando and we are sure that racing fans will join us in wishing him all the best for the British Grand Prix this weekend.

"As this is now a police matter we cannot comment further."

  • Euro 2020
  • F1
  • England Football Team

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