Girl stabbed to death over football: Hooliganism post Euro Cup 2021 final

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A horrific incident post Euro finals saw a Girl stabbed to death over football. Italy became the European football champions after a gap of 53 years by defeating hosts England in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 final at the historic Wembley stadium here.

Girl stabbed to death over football

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Girl stabbed to death over football. Image Credit: The Guardian

While the world was rejoicing Italy’s feat, it didn’t go well with England fans who were furious at their favourite team’s loss. Violence gripped the streets of London as England fans attacked Italian fans.

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Girl stabbed to death over football. Image Credit: Hindustan Times

Inside the stadium, the noise rang around, gathering force when it seemed England was experiencing some sort of lucid reverie: when Luke Shaw scored and the hosts led the European Championship final inside two minutes and everything was, after more than half a century, coming home. There was noise as Italy scrapped and clawed their way back, taming England’s abandon and wresting control of the ball, Leonardo Bonucci’s equalizer puncturing the national trance.

Hooliganism post Euro Cup 2021 final

Girl stabbed to death over football
Girl stabbed to death over football. Image Credit: The Guardian

The Wembley Stadium hosted the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy on July 11. England lost to Italy via penalties. Unable to digest the loss, some English fans are alleged to have attacked Italian fans, fighting with cops and behaved like hooligans on the streets of London.

Post the match, London’s Leicester Square was left littered and vandalised by English fans. Several videos of Italian fans being attacked with racial slurs and physical assault have also gone viral. This was the first time England reached the finals for Euro Championships.

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