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Roberto Mancini's Son Had Wembley Seat Stolen By Ticketless England Fans

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Roberto Mancini's Son Had Wembley Seat Stolen By Ticketless England Fans

Roberto Mancini's son was forced to watch the first half of Italy vs England on Wembley's steps after his seat was taken by ticketless fans.

The Euro 2020 final was marred by ticketless supporters who smashed through security gates in an attempt to gain access to the stadium ahead of kick-off.

Hundreds of supporters destroyed barriers, tussled with stewards and caused an unnecessary amount of havoc inside Wembley once they gained entry and footage soon emerged online.

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A number of fans with tickets, including the families of those involved on the night, then had the unfortunate experience of having their allocated seat taken by intruders.

One of those people was Andrea Mancini, the son of Italy manager Roberto Mancini.

The 28-year-old arrived at Wembley with the hope of watching his father lead Italy to victory from the stands but on his arrival, his seat was already occupied.

"There was a mess with ticketless fans and my seat had been taken, so I had to watch the first half sitting in the stadium's steps," Andrea Mancini told Sky Sport Italia after the full-time whistle.

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"I found another place in the second half. Perhaps it brought good luck."

Despite having his seat taken, Andrea was delighted to see his father lift the European Championship after they managed to defeat England in a tense penalty shootout.

"Life always offers a second chance and destiny had an open account with dad," he continued.

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"It's been a long journey, Italy dominated almost every game during the Euros. I haven't met him yet, I spoke to him yesterday and he was very happy. He has created an extraordinary group.

"Before the tournament, my brothers and I gifted him a blue horseshoe, telling him it would bring good luck. He's kept it in his suitcase. Three years ago, he was the only one to believe Italy could achieve this result."

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

Andrea also posted a message to his father on Instagram after the win.

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"Thank you for what you have done, for giving back moments of joy and happiness to the people," he wrote.

"You are unique both as a dad and as a person but today above all you are unique as a coach. I am proud of you. You are an artist who has expressed magic this month and you have painted the most beautiful work of art ever on canvas.

"Always by your side. I love you

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Featured Image Credit: manciojr_/Instagram - PA

Topics: Football, roberto mancini, England, Fans, Italy

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