A British Formula 1 driver was left “shaken” after thugs stole his £40,000 watch at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
Lando Norris was leaving the stadium on Sunday, July 11, after watching Italy beat the Three Lions in penalties.
As he returned to his £165,000 McLaren supercar, the racing star was jumped by two men.
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While one held back the 21-year-old, another tore his luxury Richard Mille watch off his wrist, the Sun reported.
Norris was thankfully left physically unharmed and police have launched an investigation.
McLaren driver Lando Norris in the uniform of his day job
A spokesperson for the driver said: “McLaren Racing can confirm that Lando Norris was involved in an incident, after the Euro 2020 final match at Wembley, during which the watch he was wearing was taken.
“Thankfully, Lando was unharmed but he is understandably shaken.
“The team is supporting Lando and we are sure that racing fans will join us in wishing him all the best for the British Grand Prix this weekend.
“As this is now a police matter we cannot comment further.”
Norris will now attempt to put the incident out of his mind and focus on the British Grand Prix this weekend.
The Brit has enjoyed a strong start to the season and is currently fourth in the Drivers’ Championship standings going into this weekend at Silverstone thanks to podiums at Imola, Monaco and Austria.
England’s defeat against Italy was marred by ugly scenes outside Wembley Stadium as thousands of fans attempted to gain access to the ground.
Supporters trample on barricades outside Wembley Stadium
(Image: AP Photo/David Cliff)
Footage was shared to social media of ticketless supporters rushing past security and through a side door into the stadium.
It’s been claimed that thousands of fans were successful in breaking into Wembley without tickets.
The FA has confirmed it will conduct a full review into the scenes outside Wembley.
“We will carry out a full review and investigation into the events that took place at Wembley Stadium before and during the Euro 2020 final,” a spokesperson said.
“This will be done in collaboration with the police, the Greater London Authority, the Safety Advisory Group and the tournament delivery stakeholders.
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“Security and stewarding numbers for the Euro 2020 final exceeded the requirements for the match and were greater than any other previous event at Wembley Stadium.
“However, the behaviour of the people who illegally forced their way into the stadium was unacceptable, dangerous and showed total disregard for the safety and security protocols in place.
“No steward or security staff should be subjected to this type of behaviour and we thank them for their support on the night.
“We also apologise to anyone at the match whose experience was affected by this unprecedented level of public disorder.”
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