England National team captain, Harry Maguire revealed that his dad, Ala Maguire, 56, was brutally injured during the chaotic stampede at Wembley stadium. His dad broke two ribs, which left him struggling to breathe. Ala Maguire, Harry’s dad was hospitalized, luckily he didn’t lose his life during the chaos.
Maguire describes the incident as scary and said his family will be more ready and properly guarded when attended the next major soccer game.
“I think he was involved in a stampede and suffered a couple of injuries to his ribs,” the 28-year-old Manchester United captain told The Sun. “I have not spoken with him too much but I am pleased my kids didn’t go to the game. I don’t want anyone to experience that at a football match.” Harry Maguire said.
“I have seen a lot of videos and have spoken to dad and my family,” added Maguire, who hammered his penalty kick into the top corner during England’s shoot-out defeat.
“It was my dad and agent who suffered the most. He was struggling with his breathing afterwards because of his ribs, but he’s not one to make a big fuss – he got on with it.
“I hope we can learn from this and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Dad will always support me and go to the games but he will be a little bit more aware of everything going on around. We should all be more aware and learn from it.”
“Things could have been a lot worse but we have to make sure it does not happen again.”
During the EURO 2020 match final between Italy and England, fans that don’t have tickets to the game were hanging out around the stadium until they were plenty in number and decided to storm the stadium.
In an effort to force their way in through the security, many people were injured and there was a stampede. Unfortunately for Harry Maguire’s dad, he was caught up in the chaos along with many other people. Check the video below.
“Wembley is an amazing place,” he said. “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.”
EUFA charged the FA on four counts of violations ranging from fans throwing objects into the field, lighting up fireworks, verbal abuses, and stadium invasion.