Police have alleged that they were “prevented” from confronting a ticketless intruder before the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
He said the fans were “walking around in the pack” and the executives wanted to “get rid of the fans properly because they found that Steward didn’t care.”
However, he and his colleagues were “not allowed” to take what they thought was appropriate.
There weren’t enough police officers along the Wembley Way, he said.
“It looked like a pretty miserable development,” he told the Times.
“What we did our best was to go down the slopes away from the stadium and handle them manually.”
Speaking anonymously, he argued that “brand image is everything” is allegedly hesitant to intervene more strongly.
He added, “It’s just annoying that we’re prevented from doing our job. We’re against public order and morals for a reason.”
Police officers shouldn’t “get out of the chain,” but “many of the people hesitate to put us on (helmets) or be stubborn with those who need them.” It was.
Attempts to enter the stadium continued until the penalty shootout, and Steward added that it was “totally useless” and “not completely professional.”
UEFA is investigating After an individual who does not have a ticket breaks the security of the stadium.
English defender Harry Maguire and his father I was suspected of having a rib fracture During the turmoil, the player’s friends and family said he found someone already seated when he entered the stadium.
Police said it was “quite clear” that some stewards were guiding intruders and others were standing looking at their phones.
They were “not interested in doing their job at all,” he claimed, “because people were just pushing through the gap, they were placed on a temporary security wall they had erected.
“When we arrived, all the guards (staff) left. We did our best, but it’s very frustrating.”
He said he was worried that the policeman did not have a riot shield and would have “run for five minutes” to get it.
Scotland Yard told Sky News that it would not comment on the Times article.
Last week, Deputy Commissioner Jane Connors said Met “developed one of the most important and comprehensive police programs ever tackled in a football match of this size.”
She added: “It became clear that many fans were arriving without tickets that day.
“As a precautionary measure, more highly trained civil servants have been stationed at Wembley Stadium to support Steward’s efforts.
“I would like to commend the police commander’s swift response. There is no doubt that their swift action prevented further escalation.
“I do not accept the failure of police operations, and I support the difficult decisions made by police officers and the commander of public order and morals of Met.”
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