McLaren says Lando Norris is “shaken” but “unharmed” after his watch was stolen in the aftermath of Italy’s Euro 2020 win over England at Wembley Stadium.
According to the Sun, the 21-year-old was attacked when he arrived back at his $300,000 McLaren GT supercar after the match.
His $75,000 Richard Mille watch was stolen.
“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,” the team said in a statement.
“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.”
An eyewitness told the Sun: “Lando was held and another robber pulled off his watch in a split second. Lando looked pretty shaken up. Security had been a nightmare all night.”
There was crowd chaos both before and after the match in London. Fans without tickets attempted to gain access prior to kickoff, as security struggled to maintain control.
Wembley Stadium said in a statement that “there was a breach of security and a small group of people got into the stadium.”
Football Association boss Mark Bullingham said a full review will be undertaken into the security breach.
“We will do a full review and we will work with the police to catch anyone involved and make sure we can prevent it ever happening again,” he told BBC Radio Four.
“Anyone caught will obviously be banned and have the right action taken against them.
“We run a stadium, not a fortress. We have got a fantastic security team at the stadium and they had never seen anything like it.”
Fans also caused trouble in the aftermath of Italy’s penalty shootout victory, denying England its first major trophy in 55 years, with racial abuse directed at the three players who missed penalty goals.
“The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that has been aimed at some of our England players on social media,” the FA said in a statement.
“We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team. We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible.”
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