MARK CLATTENBURG: Sorry, but I wanted England knocked out at Euro 2016 so I’d get the final!

MARK CLATTENBURG: Sorry, but I wanted England knocked out at Euro 2016 so I’d get the final! Life as a ref at a major tournament is a bit of a rollercoaster… especially with Daily Mail photographers hanging around! By Mark Clattenburg for the Daily Mail Published: 20:16 BST, 10 June 2021 | Updated: 20:31 BST, … Read more

Large events ‘are just as safe as dining in a restaurant or going shopping’, early data suggests

Crowds of mask-free revellers packed in for an event with no social distancing can be just as safe as dining at a restaurant or going shopping, early data has suggested. As long as measures such as pre-entry Covid tests – along with temperature checks – are in place, big events are much less likely to … Read more

21,000 fans witness Leicester’s historic FA Cup win at Wembley in UK’s biggest crowd in over a year

Some 21,000 jubilant fans – the UK’s biggest crowd in more than a year – returned to Wembley today to watch Leicester City claim an historic FA Cup win. Youri Tielemans struck the only goal of the game in the Foxes’ triumph over Chelsea, with the club’s tearful owner dedicating the trophy to his father, … Read more

Leicester City win the FA Cup thanks to a sensational Youri Tielemans strike

Some FA Cup Finals occupy an enduring place in English culture. The White Horse Final of 1923, the Matthews Final in 1953, Sunderland’s victory over Leeds United in 1973 with Jim Montgomery’s famous double save. They all symbolise things we love about English football: popular fervour, individual brilliance, the joy of a giant-killing. Those finals … Read more

FA Cup Final: Fans BOO Leicester and Chelsea players taking the knee moments before kick-off

Fans at Wembley appear to BOO Leicester and Chelsea players taking the knee moments before FA Cup final kick-off as social media condemns ‘idiots’ opposing the anti-racism gesture Fans seemingly booed Chelsea and Leicester players for taking the kneeA smattering of boos were heard as both teams made the gesture before kick-offThey were then drowned … Read more

Prince William joins 21,000 fans at FA Cup Final Covid test event at Wembley Stadium

Prince William joins 21,000 fans at FA Cup Final Covid test event at Wembley Stadium in his first public appearance since his brother Harry’s searing podcast attack on their father Charles The Duke of Cambridge is an avid football fan and is the President of the FAIt’s first public appearance since a podcast featuring his … Read more

Wembley welcomes back 4,000 fans after more than a year for FA Cup semi-final

Thousands of fans returned to Wembley for the first time in more than a year on Sunday evening as part of a government programme to get live entertainment events back up and running.  Fans were allowed back into the stadium for tonight’s FA Cup semi-final, which sees Leicester City and Southampton compete for a spot … Read more

Fans return to live sport as World Snooker Championship gets underway in Sheffield

Fans are BACK! 320 mask-wearing spectators are inside the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield for start of World Snooker Championship as test events begin with each required to provide a negative Covid-19 test (and they hope it’ll be FULL for the final) Fans have returned to live sport in the UK at World Snooker ChampionshipCrucible Theatre … Read more

Facemasks and social distancing to be axed at events looking at how to ease lockdown

Facemasks and social distancing to be axed at events looking at how to ease lockdown in latest boost for coronavirus freedom Events Research Programme looking at schemes for events such as FA Cup Final It is examining ways to safely reopen mass events after the lockdown ends But fans won’t need Covid passports, only proof of a recent negative … Read more

Has Boris shown Covid passports the red card? Vaccine proof will not be needed at FA Cup Final pilot

Has Boris shown Covid passports the red card? Vaccine ‘certificates’ will not be piloted by the crowd at the FA Cup Final at Wembley next month amid furious Tory backlash The football season-ending showpiece is part of Events Research Programme It is examining ways to safely reopen mass events after the lockdown ends But fans won’t need Covid passports, only … Read more