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    Inside England football’s day of shame as report reveals appalling behaviour before Euro 2020 final

    A YOB hijacked a disabled child in a wheelchair to get into Wembley for the Euro 2020 Final amid violence and chaos which “could have cost many lives”, a report revealed yesterday.The heartless moron donned a hi-viz jacket to impersonate a steward and wheel the youngster away from his dad through a disabled entrance.
    England fans without tickets gathered outside Wembley StadiumCredit: Reuters
    A drunk fan was pictured with a flare in his bottom before the gameCredit: Elliott Franks
    A probe led by Baroness Casey of Blackstock highlighted the horrific ruse among a string of “appalling” incidents on a day of “national shame” at the England v Italy game.
    The dossier condemned the Football Association, the Metropolitan Police and local authorities over blunders which resulted in a “perfect storm” of lawlessness.
    The damning report states: “That it should happen at our national stadium and on the day of our biggest game of football for 55 years is a source of national shame.”
    Huge crowds of rowdy troublemakers had thronged the showpiece venue for hours before the 8pm kick-off on July 11, boozing wildly and openly snorting cocaine after Covid restrictions eased.
    And 2,000 ticketless yobs stormed through security cordons before and during the match as police and security staff lost control.
    Baroness Casey wrote of the wheelchair stunt: “In one appalling incident, a ticketless fan tried to impersonate a steward and hijack a disabled child and separated him from his father, in order to trick his way through a pass gate.”

    Describing the incident, the boy’s dad told the review: “He’s then taken my son’s wheelchair and pushed it towards the door.
    “Just as we got to the door, we twigged what was going on and it turned out he’s just an England fan in a hi-viz jacket that was literally hijacking a wheelchair to get into the stadium.”
    Baroness Casey added: “Disturbingly, it is clear that ticketless fans targeted disabled supporters in a predatory fashion near the turnstiles.”
    The inquiry heard that concerns about supporters were raised by a Brent Council official who alerted colleagues, the FA, Wembley bosses and police as early as 9.02am.
    His WhatsApp message read: “Talking to fans . . . none with tickets, just here for the occasion. Might be a big feature of the day.”
    By noon, 10,000 fans had arrived around Wembley hoping to cheer Harry Kane and the England stars to a historic victory.
    But transport staff were shocked by the drunken behaviour of some.
    A London Underground official said: “I’ve been doing this for over a decade and have worked on various other celebratory events, including New Year’s Eve.
    “I have never seen drunkenness like this so early on in the day.
    “I remember walking into the control room at about 9am and there were England fans drinking as I walked in.
    I have never seen drunkenness like this so early on in the day.London Underground official
    “The alcohol was flowing. And I thought, ‘This is going to be a hard day’. I felt it was going to be really challenging.”
    A probe by The Sun had exposed two Wembley ­stewards who attempted to sell their hi-viz bibs and security passes for £4,500 in a worrying security lapse.
    The pair sauntered away from their posts at 4pm to meet a Sun investigator who tipped off police, leading to their arrest and prosecution.
    Mounted police charged crowds soon afterwards in a vain bid to stop ­hundreds of fans storming and swarming through barriers.
    An official at Brent Council — which was also criticised in the report — said at its height, the disorder resembled a “medieval siege”.
    One witness told the review: “I saw bottles and cans being thrown at people, children cowering behind parents, trees being ripped up and thrown, people climbing on roofs and throwing things into crowds.”
    Analysis showed 17 mass breaches as yobs gained entry by “tailgating” fans with tickets or forcing their way through disabled access gates and emergency fire doors.
    The breaches stretched from 90 minutes before kick-off up to the penalty shoot-out at the end.
    All agencies responsible for ­staging the final had been caught off-guard, the review found, with police deployed too late at 3pm — when crowds were already beginning to run riot.
    Almost half of respondents to a fan survey detailed in the report saw drug-taking in and around the ground.
    That this should happen anywhere in 21st-century Britain is a source of concern.Baroness Casey
    Baroness Casey said the authorities’ “collective failure to foresee risk” turned the landmark event into a virtual war zone.
    She added: “I am clear we were close to fatalities and life-changing injuries for some, potentially many, in attendance. That this should happen anywhere in 21st-century Britain is a source of concern.”
    The report warned the chaos came close to causing a repeat of the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster which cost the lives of 97 Liverpool fans after a security breakdown.
    Baroness Casey said: “Some of what happened was sadly foreseeable, even if the scale of it was not. The events at Hillsborough in 1989 have weighed heavily on my mind.”
    She added after the report was published yesterday: “Our team of role models were in our first major final for 55 years.
    “However they were let down by a horde of ticketless, drunken and drugged-up thugs who chose to abuse innocent, vulnerable and disabled people, as well as police, volunteers and Wembley staff, creating an appalling scene of disorder.
    “We are genuinely lucky that there was not much more serious injury or worse.
    “No one was fully prepared for what happened that day and it can’t be allowed to happen again.
    Our team were let down by a horde of ticketless, drunken and drugged-up thugs who chose to abuse innocent, vulnerable and disabled people creating an appalling scene of disorder.Baroness Casey
    “Law-abiding fans, our national team and our national game deserve better.”
    FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: “The FA apologises for the terrible experience that many suffered within Wembley on what should have been a historic night for the game.
    “The review makes clear that the circumstances leading up to the match led to a perfect storm of lawlessness.
    “No event is set up to deal with such disgraceful behaviour from thousands of ticketless fans.
    “Collectively, we must never allow this to happen again.”
    The Met Police said yesterday it was “deeply sorry” so many people faced “unacceptable scenes of disorder”.
    Commander Rachel Williams said the final was “tarnished by groups of ticketless, anti-social and thuggish football fans”.
    She added: “We regret that we were not able to do more to prevent those scenes unfolding.”
    Yobs attempt to get through a door meant for disabled access at Wembley StadiumCredit: Reuters
    Security meltdown at Wembley as groups of thugs breach barriers and staff watch helplessly
    England skipper Harry Kane applauds fans during the Euro 2020 final against ItalyCredit: AP
    England boss Gareth Southgate consoles Bukayo Saka after his penalty miss in the finalCredit: Getty
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    Aston Villa ace Kortney Hause’s £200k Lamborghini crashes through nursery school’s fence minutes before home time

    A PREMIER League star’s supercar smashed through a school’s metal fence only minutes before home time.Parents said it was “pure luck” that Aston Villa defender Kortney Hause’s high-powered Lamborghini did not kill anyone.
    Hause was heading to Villa Park for his team’s clash with Manchester City when the £200,000 4-litre Urus V8 careered off the road
    Parents said it was ‘pure luck’ that Aston Villa defender Kortney Hause’s high-powered Lamborghini did not kill anyoneCredit: Sunday Times Newspapers Ltd
    The player, 26, was heading to Villa Park for his team’s clash with Manchester City when the £200,000 4-litre Urus V8 careered off the road.
    Witnesses told how Hause appeared dazed and in shock after the airbags of his flash motor were deployed in the impact.
    Stunned dad Sabbir Ahmed, 43, said: “My daughter and hordes of children stand on the corner in front of the gates before and after school.
    “It was a staggering slice of luck that no one was killed.
    “The black Lamborghini lost control in wet conditions. Everyone is shaking at what could have happened. When I saw the wreckage I thought there must be bodies.
    At another time of day, anyone could have been killed.”

    The Lambo ploughed through the fence in Aston, Birmingham, just 25 minutes before pupils began flooding out of the three schools at the site.
    Police were called and spoke to Hause. A spokesman last night said it was a “damage-only collision” and were unable to provide any details. Aston Villa was asked for comment.
    In May, Hause revealed he had begged officers to let him off for speeding as he was on his way to meet Prince William at the opening of his club’s new training ground.
    The Lambo ploughed through the fence in Aston, Birmingham, just 25 minutes before pupils began flooding out of the three schools at the site

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    From Mo Salah to Ronaldo and David Beckham – can you guess which footballer owns these impressive calves?

    FOOTBALL star Jack Grealish is admired for his skills, good looks, fashion sense and even his hair.But for Kevin Beresford there was only one part of the £100million Man City and England ace that he wanted to feature on a calendar . . . his calves.
    Villa fan Kevin the self-proclaimed ‘UK’s dullest man’ has produced The Wonderful World Of Jack Grealish’s CalvesCredit: Mercury
    Kevin, the self-proclaimed “UK’s dullest man” has produced The Wonderful World Of Jack Grealish’s Calves after previously making calendars featuring roundabouts and, er, ex-Stoke beanpole striker Peter Crouch with his head cropped off.
    Villa fan Kevin, 69, of Redditch, Worcs, says: “Jack’s are the calves of a Greek god, recognisable for his rolled-down socks and dinky shin-pads. I’ve sold over 1,000 calendars and order 100 a day.”
    How well do you know footballer legs? Here is our calf-time round-up, can you match the player to the legs?
    1. These power pins belong to Portugese winker who recently returned to the Theatre of DreamsCredit: Getty
    2. He missed Wales’ recent World Cup qualifier with a calf injury, so has been kicking his heelsCredit: Getty

    3. After bending in many a freekick for the Three Lions, his legs are insured for £100millionCredit: Getty
    4. This towering centre-back has been getting stick this season from cheeky Devils sitting in the standsCredit: Getty
    5. Reds hot striker is currently top of the Premier League goal-scoring pyramidCredit: Getty
    6. You can make a date with this ladies’ man who has made a record transfer to a top-flight rivalCredit: Getty
    7. Known for giving defences a right old caning, this goal king is England’s leading lightCredit: Alamy
    8. Spanish winger was recently voted Europe’s No1 dribbler and is hungry like a wolfCredit: Rex
    Answers
    1. Christiano RonaldoCredit: Getty
    2. Gareth BaleCredit: Getty
    3. David BeckhamCredit: Getty – Contributor
    4. Harry MaguireCredit: Getty
    5. Mohamed SalahCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    6. Jack GrealishCredit: Getty
    7. Harry KaneCredit: Getty
    8. Adama Traore, leftCredit: Rex
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    Premier League star Kortney Hause’s £200k Lamborghini smashes through nursery school’s fence

    A PREMIER League star’s supercar smashed through a school’s metal fence just minutes before home time.Parents said it was “pure luck” that Aston Villa defender Kortney Hause’s high-powered Lamborghini did not kill anyone.
    Hause was heading to Villa Park for his team’s clash with Manchester City when the £200,000 4-litre Urus V8 careered off the road
    Parents said it was ‘pure luck’ that Aston Villa defender Kortney Hause’s high-powered Lamborghini did not kill anyoneCredit: Sunday Times Newspapers Ltd
    The player, 26, was heading to Villa Park for his team’s clash with Manchester City when the £200,000 4-litre Urus V8 careered off the road.
    Witnesses told how Hause appeared dazed and in shock after the airbags of his flash motor were deployed in the impact.
    Stunned dad Sabbir Ahmed, 43, said: “My daughter and hordes of children stand on the corner in front of the gates before and after school.
    “It was a staggering slice of luck that no one was killed.
    “The black Lamborghini lost control in wet conditions. Everyone is shaking at what could have happened. When I saw the wreckage I thought there must be bodies.
    At another time of day, anyone could have been killed.”

    The Lambo ploughed through the fence in Aston, Birmingham, just 25 minutes before pupils began flooding out of the three schools at the site.
    Police were called and spoke to Hause. A spokesman last night said it was a “damage-only collision” and were unable to provide any details. Aston Villa was asked for comment.
    In May, Hause revealed he had begged officers to let him off for speeding as he was on his way to meet Prince William at the opening of his club’s new training ground.
    The Lambo ploughed through the fence in Aston, Birmingham, just 25 minutes before pupils began flooding out of the three schools at the site
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    Marcus Rashford to write first fiction book inspired by his own childhood in fight against child poverty

    MANCHESTER United ace Marcus Rashford is to publish his first fiction book in his latest fight against child poverty.The striker, 24, will co-write a story about a group of kids who meet at a school breakfast club — inspired by his own childhood experiences.
    Marcus Rashford will co-write his first fiction book inspired by his own childhood
    The Breakfast Club Adventures is due to be published by Macmillan next year.Rashford said: “Breakfast Club was where some of my greatest memories were formed, where we talked about our dreams and where adventures were planned.
    “It was important for me that we captured that in my first fiction.”
    In May, he released a “guide to life” called You Are a Champion: Unlock your Potential.
    It has sold 180,050 print copies and topped the children’s bestseller list.

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    Chris Kamara defends suspended Michael Vaughan – insisting the ‘devastated’ star is not a racist

    FOOTBALL pundit Chris Kamara insists his former England cricket captain pal Michael Vaughan “isn’t a racist”.He said his friend would be devastated at the claims — and being dropped from the BBC’s Ashes coverage.
    Chris Kamara insists his former England cricket captain pal Michael Vaughan ‘isn’t a racist’
    Vaughan is alleged to have told Asian Yorkshire team-mates there are ‘too many of you lot’ in 2009, which he denies
    Sky Sports presenter Kammy, 63, said: “I have known Michael Vaughan for long enough and I know him really well and in my opinion he isn’t racist at all.
    “That’s the last thing I would accuse him of.
    “He is a good pal of mine. I would never be able to believe he is racist.”
    Vaughan’s career is in tatters after being accused of making racist remarks to whistle-blower cricketer Azeem Rafiq, 30.
    Vaughan, 47, is alleged to have told Asian Yorkshire team-mates there are “too many of you lot” in 2009, which he denies.
    Chris, who will be the new host of Channel 5’s Cash in the Attic, said: “I can’t say whether he said it or not. It is hard to comment because if someone else believes he did say it or is racist then that’s their opinion.
    “But from my personal point of view, I know he isn’t racist. I have known him long enough to say that with confidence.

    “I know he will be devastated and hurt over this.”
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    Newcastle United fans smelliest in the Premier League – how does your team fare?

    NEWCASTLE United fans are the smelliest in the Premier League, a survey of long- suffering partners revealed.They shower less than rival teams’ supporters — and pong more after going to games.
    The Toon Army are the smelliest fans in the Premier League according to a survey
    Brighton fans are the cleanest, according to the survey
    Sixty-seven per cent of Toon fans stink of booze and body odour when they get home, their other halves said.
    A fifth — 19 per cent — shower less than three times a week.
    Overall, one in three Premier League fans — 34 per cent — return home after a match smelling of booze and sweat.
    Researchers found one in ten supporters have rowed with a partner over their post-match pong.
    West Ham supporters are the second smelliest — with 61 per cent of partners admitting they have to hold their nose after a game — and Burnley fans third (48 per cent).
    Brighton supporters are the nicest- smelling, with just 11 per cent of partners saying they stink.
    Only three per cent of the Seagulls’ fans have fewer than three showers a week.

    Football news and streaming site 101greatgoals.com quizzed partners of 2,000 Premier League fans.
    Spokesman Ben Davies said: “Our findings suggest many football widows may be keen for their partners to stay out and not come home.
    “With a third of fans returning home smelling less than fragrant, who can blame them?”
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    Izabel Goulart glows as she plans wedding to footballer Kevin Trapp

    MODEL Izabel Goulart looks like she has got totally tropical taste for a sunshine photoshoot.The Brazilian, 37, donned a patterned plunging blue bikini as she posed by a swimming pool.
    Izabel has boasted about her sex life with fiance Kevin TrappCredit: Lickerish
    Izabel is planning her wedding to German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, 31 — her fiance since 2018.
    Trapp won two league titles with French side Paris Saint-Germain, and currently plays for German club Eintracht Frankfurt.
    He has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League.
    Izabel is a former Victoria’s Secret’s model and starred at the 2017 fashion show.
    She has previously boasted that they make love up to five times a week.
    Guess that must make Kevin a football stud . . .

    Izabel is a former Victoria’s Secret’s modelCredit:
    Kevin Trapp and Izabel Goulart have been engaged since 2018Credit: Rex Features
    Izabel Goulart is the super hot wag of German player Kevin Trapp
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