The father of England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire was among the bystanders caught up in crowd disturbances at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday, sustaining suspected broken ribs.
The England defender’s dad was caught up in the chaotic scenes inside the stadium on Sunday night and left struggling to breathe.
Maguire described what happened as “scary” and says his family will be “more aware” when attending games in the future.
Things could have been a lot worse but we have to make sure it does not happen again.”
On Tuesday, UEFA opened a disciplinary investigation into the incidents at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham said on Monday that a full review would take place into what had happened.
He accused “drunken yobs” of trying to force their way into the stadium without tickets.
The FA was charged by UEFA on four counts arising from the mayhem. Disciplinary proceedings were opened over a pitch invasion, throwing of objects, booing the Italian national anthem, and the lighting of a firework.
Maguire hopes what happened on Sunday night does not affect England’s chances of hosting a future World Cup.
He said: “Wembley is an amazing place. It has been an amazing home and the fans and the way they have acted have been unbelievable, apart from the odd few in a final.
“We need to learn and we will – and it would be an amazing place to hold the World Cup.”