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Fans storm Wembley stadium ahead of Euro 2020 final between England and Italy

Fans storm Wembley stadium ahead of Euro 2020 final between England and Italy: Dozens trample their way through security barriers with stewards frantically chasing them

Fans have stormed Wembley stadium and broken through security barriers as chaos has reigned ahead of England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy. 

Footage on social media shows dozens of people trampling down the cordon and being chased by stewards as they run into the main concourses in the stadium, just hours before Gareth Southgate’s men are due to play in their first major final for 55 years. 

It is unclear whether any of the supporters have tickets to the game.  

Fans have broken into Wembley stadium ahead of England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy

Fans have been gathering outside the stadium since the morning and the atmosphere has been steadily ramping up throughout the day. 

One video shows a massive surge of fans crushing their way through security barriers and then running away from stewards, one of whom is attempting to kick fans in order to stop them escaping.

Sportsmail‘s northern football correspondent captured footage of fans running wild through the barriers and into the bowels of Wembley, with little security presence able to stop them. 

Fans were in a joyous mood before kick off but some supporters took things too far

Fans were in a joyous mood before kick off but some supporters took things too far 

A spokesperson for Wembley said: ‘We are dealing with an incident that occurred at the outer security perimeter area of the stadium, with support from police. 

‘Safety measures were quickly activated… there were no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium.’

England fans have flocked to Wembley in their thousands to be part of one of the biggest nights in English football history.

While England fan behaviour at Wembley has generally been positive throughout the tournament, there were reports of intimidation and aggression following the semi-final against Denmark. 

UEFA fined the FA £26,000 after a fan shone a laser pen in Kasper Schmeichel's face

UEFA fined the FA £26,000 after a fan shone a laser pen in Kasper Schmeichel’s face

England fans have also been asked to refrain from booing Italy’s national anthem in the final

In addition, UEFA fined the FA £26,000 after a fan shone a laser pen in Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face during the match.

The sanction was also for England supporters disrupting another side’s national anthem. Three Lions fans have also controversially booed the taking of the knee at times before and throughout the current competition.

Ahead of Sunday’s final against Italy, fans have been asked not to boo the visitor’s national anthem ahead of the match. 

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