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Euro 2020 final: a dark day for Wembley and England

Euro 2020 final: a dark day for Wembley and England

Update: 2021-07-19
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It was all meant to be historic. A once in a generation moment. 55 years of hurt no more. Whatever the result, England had finally broken that painful barrier and made it into a final.

And yet even before a kick of the ball, something was rotten around Wembley Way.
 
After hours of drinking all day last Sunday, people smashed through flimsy fences, they pushed through turnstiles, they kicked, they punched, and they made their way into those hallowed seats. All without a ticket.
 
And then after the defeat, the racism online.
 
How did it come to this? That a summer of hope and joy could turn so ugly in mere hours?

Today, we look at what happened in and around Wembley last Sunday - as well as what happened online - and ask what it all says about the English of today.

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Euro 2020 final: a dark day for Wembley and England

Euro 2020 final: a dark day for Wembley and England

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