Formula 1 McLaren driver Lando Norris was among those to be caught up in the post-match violence at yesterday’s Euro 2020 football final, where England went down to Italy following a penalty shootout.
Footage of football fans brawling at Wembley Stadium after the nail-biting match went viral across numerous social media platforms, showing attendees seemingly attacking each other at random while leaving the stadium.
Former Toyota Racing Series champ Norris attended the event in the build up to this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. He also was a weekend attendee at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where he drove McLaren’s historic MP4-5B.
While leaving the venue, it’s reported that Norris was confronted and had his watch stolen. McLaren Racing has issued a statement confirming the news. In the statement they confirm that Norris is “unharmed”, adding that the incident has been referred to police.
“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,” said McLaren 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.”