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Euro 2020: Fans storm security gate, enter Wembley Stadium before final vs. Italy

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Warning: Some videos included in the following article show graphic violence.

England fans eagerly awaited the start of the Euro 2020 final against Italy, but a chunk of fans outside Wembley Stadium got tired of waiting, leading to some scary scenes. 

An unknown number of ticketless fans stormed a security gate outside the stadium, overwhelming security personnel as they attempted to get inside. 

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One video shows the storming fans being violent, punching and kicking other fans.

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It appears that hundreds of fans were able to get through the first set of security checkpoints. A statement from a Wembley spokesperson said that no fans were able to get through to the actual stadium.

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"We are dealing with an incident that occurred at the other security perimeter area of the stadium, with support from police. Safety measures were quickly activated in the relevant areas and there were no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium."

Ticketless fans inside Wembley

Despite the initial statement from Wembley, reporters on the inside tweeted that fans had indeed gained entry to the stadium.  

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Miguel Delaney of the Independent reported that fans are asking media to actively cover the issue and Wembley staff has no idea what to do.

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New York Times reporter Tariq Panja tweeted a photo of fans in the aisles. He also said that Wembley staff have been clearing the congested concourses, but there aren't enough people to take care of it. 

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Wembley officials eventually released a new statement, confirming that ticketless fans had forced their way into the stadium. 

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Panja also tweeted a video of a standoff between fans and security outside the stadium.

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He was also able to get a picture of the door many of the ticketless fans charged through. 

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