Formula 1 star Lando Norris had his $75,000 watch nicked at Wembley as fans ran riot in disgraceful scenes.
The iconic Wembley stadium descended into a warzone during Monday morning’s Euro 2020 final — when 2500 ticketless, drunken thugs stormed the stadium.
Terrified families called security for the showpiece event a shambles, with fights breaking out around the ground.
Daniel Ricciardo’s teammate Norris was also mugged for his $75,000 watch after the game with Italy when he was accosted by at least two men.
The Sun reports Norris was robbed when attempting to get in his $300,000 McLaren GT supercar near the stadium.
He was ambushed by unidentified yobs and was grabbed by at least one man while another ripped his prototype Richard Mille watch off his wrist.
Lando Norris used to take it everywhere.Source:Getty Images
Lando Norris at the Austria Grand Prix.Source:Getty Images
An eyewitness 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.”
He had earlier posted a photo of himself at the game for his 3.4million online followers. A spokesman for his McLaren team said he was “understandably shaken”.
His ordeal was one of many during the anarchy that followed the match.
Players’ families were caught up in skirmishes, children were left in tears, a female security guard was trampled and a disabled entrance stormed.
There were disgusting scenes before kick-off.Source:Twitter
There have now been calls for the English Football Association, which owns Wembley stadium, to step up security, amid fears any bids to host future World Cups would be harmed.
It comes after drunk hooligans surged through cordons outside the stadium moments before the match kicked off, sparking chaos.
Fans who paid more than $1500 and more for tickets then found yobs in their seats refusing to budge.
Friends and families of stars including captain Harry Kane, John Stones, Raheem Sterling and Harry Maguire also saw trouble unfold as dozens barged into their section.
A source said: “All the players had their kids in there. It was terrifying. The wives, girlfriends and children were all crying. There were a couple of fights.
England fans react England’s first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final.Source:Getty Images
“None of the relatives or friends had seen anything like this before. They arrived to find seats taken by fans without tickets. And they were rude and really aggressive.
“It got really nasty and was very upsetting. There were not enough stewards and no police in sight.”
Rugby star Mike Tindall, 42, and his royal wife Zara, 40, saw two men fighting near their seats — so the burly World Cup winner stepped in. One fan suffered a broken nose, with Princess Anne’s daughter Zara mopping up blood from her seat with a hankie.
A source said: “At least one of the fans didn’t have a ticket. Mike was trying to break up the fight.”
Security estimates suggest thousands of fans broke in without tickets.
— This story originally appeared on thesun.co.uk and has been republished with permission
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