A 50-year-old man in England was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred as part of a torrent of abuse received by England players following the team’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.
Meanwhile fellow England star Harry Maguire said his father suffered two suspected broken ribs as a host of fans without tickets invaded the stadium.
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According to media reports from the country, the arrested man – a youth football coach – allegedly posted a racist tweet on Sunday, but has subsequently claimed his account was hacked.
Three Black England players – Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho – have been targeted by a wave of racist abuse after they each missed penalties in the shootout at Wembley.
Meanwhile, Maguire has revealed his 56-year-old father Alan and his agent were trampled underfoot as un-ticketed fans broke into the stadium.
Harry Maguire told The Sun: “My dad was in the stampede. I have not spoken with him too much but I am pleased my kids didn’t go to the game.
“It was scary — he said he was scared and I don’t want anyone to experience that at a football match.”
But Maguire said his father didn’t seek medical attention as he didn’t want to miss the match!
“My dad’s a big fan — he got on with it. He was struggling with his breathing afterwards because of his ribs, but he’s not one to make a big fuss.
“The experience at Wembley is always amazing, filled with great people and great fans normally. But this time was obviously the final and everyone got overwhelmed and the way some people acted was totally wrong.”
UEFA has charged the English Football Association (FA) over fan disturbances during England’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday.
A separate investigation into “events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium” will also be conducted, after fans without tickets managed to force their way into Wembley on Sunday.
Videos on social media also appeared to show England supporters fighting among each other in the stadium.
The FA had already been fined 30,000 euros after a laser was shone in the face of Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during England’s semi-final win last week.
As for the final, England were again charged for booing “during the (Italian) national anthem” and “lighting of a firework”.
The other two charges related to the final were for a pitch invasion during the game and the “throwing of objects” by supporters.
Some spectators were unable to take their seats due to people without tickets getting into the stands.
London’s Metropolitan Police said it made 86 arrests and a total of 19 officers were injured while managing the final.
“A UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation into events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium,” UEFA said.
“Information on this matter will be made available in due course.”
Italy won the final 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to secure their second European Championship title and first since 1968.