Formula One driver Lando Norris was mugged outside Wembley Stadium in London after attending the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
The McLaren driver, who is fourth in the Drivers Championship and preparing for the Silverstone Grand Prix this weekend, also had his £40,000 ($55,000) Richard Mil watch stolen. The timepiece was created specifically for Norris and the 21-year-old has been pictured with the watch at races this season.
In a statement, McLaren said Norris was “unharmed” but “shaken.”
“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.
“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.” the statement read.
The attack on Norris was just one of a string of incidents that took place in London on Sunday. The Metropolitan Police said 86 arrests had been made around the final.
Before the game, fans without tickets stormed past police to break into the stadium leaving many fans who had purchased tickets without seats. Italy manager Roberto Mancini’s son was reportedly one whose seat was stolen and he was forced to watch from the stairs.
After the game, British police said offences included public order offences, actual bodily harm, drunk and disorderly behaviour, and criminal damage. The Met also said 19 of its officers received injuries.
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In Manchester, a mural of Rashford was vandalised with racist insults but has since been covered by messages of support for the Manchester United player.