Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire has come out to say that his dad was injured during the Wembley stampede before the Euro 2020 final. He recently revealed that what happened to his father was very scary for his old man.
According to him, his dad is currently recovering from suspected broken ribs and he is happy that his kids weren’t present in the stadium.
Maguire added that it is a total shame for the country because what happened shouldn’t be experienced by any fan at a football game.
His words, “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.”
“I have seen a lot of videos and have spoken to Dad and my family. It was my dad and agent who suffered the most.”
“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 main thing is you want it to be an amazing experience and you don’t want anyone to have any bad memories of the final.”
“That is the disappointing thing. Things could have been a lot worse but we have to make sure it does not happen again.”
“Wembley is an amazing place. 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.”
On racism, “It does not surprise me,” the Manchester United centre-back said of the social media abuse. “For the three lads who have given everything for the country and been so brave to get this is terrible.”
“When I was 19 or 20, I would have been standing there saying ‘I don’t want to take one’. There is no chance I would have been putting my hand up at their age.”
“So look at the courage and bravery of these young lads, look at the age of Bukayo, Jadon and Marcus. These people who are being abusive would not be able to handle the pressure.”
“It is the highest amount of pressure you will feel, so to do it at their age and to show such bravery should be applauded.”
“I spoke with the three lads afterwards. I have checked up with them and seen how they are but they are courageous lads.”
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