Harry Maguire says his father has suspected broken ribs after being caught up in a stampede by ticketless fans at Wembley at the Euro 2020 final.
The Manchester United ace’s dad was left struggling to breathe after the ugly scenes inside the stadium on Sunday night as England lost on penalties to Italy.
Ticketless fans broke into Wembley after storming past security guards and breaking through entrances.
Some family members of players found their seats had been taken by the thugs while Roberto Mancini’s son was forced to sit on the steps.
Maguire described what happened as ‘scary’ and says his family will be ‘more aware’ when attending games in future.
The 28-year-old, who emphatically smashed home his penalty in England’s shoot-out defeat, told The Sun: “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. He was struggling with his breathing afterwards because of his ribs, but he’s not one to make a big fuss – he got on with it.
“I hope we can learn from this and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Dad will always support me and go to the games but he will be a little bit more aware of everything going on around. We should all be more aware and learn from it.”
He added: “There was a lot of trouble. It happened where the friends and families were.
“A lot of people got to their seats and there were people sat in their seats. That caused confrontations with people being told to move.
“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.”
On Tuesday, UEFA opened a disciplinary investigation into the incidents at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham said on Monday that a full review would take place into what had happened.