Tens of thousands of supporters descended on London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday, kick-starting an alcohol-fuelled party hours before England play Italy in the final of Euro 2020.
By lunchtime the pavements around England’s national stadium were slick with beer, while supporters sang, chanted and hurled drinks while police looked on. Some climbed on top of buses.
Around two hours before the game, security staff told Reuters that some fans had run past stewards to get into the ground without tickets, forcing officials to halt arrivals briefly.
Clips posted on Twitter appeared to show fans running towards the stadium and past stewards who failed to stop them. The BBC quoted a stadium spokesman as saying the incident had happened at an outer security perimeter and…