Ben Foster has revealed his son has been put off going to England matches after he attended the Euro 2020 final with tickets from Kieran Trippier.
Individuals without tickets breached security at Wembley, and Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham said on Monday that a full review would take place into what had happened.
He accused ‘drunken yobs’ of trying to force their way into the stadium without tickets.
talkSPORT host Laura Woods revealed first hand the disgraceful scenes she witnessed before the showpiece, saying it was ‘carnage’ outside the gates of the Home of Football.
And Foster has cast some light on some of the unsavoury scenes he witnessed at the final.
“I took my son – he’s 11 years old – and we were in the taxi on the way to the game and I was looking through the internet about what’s going on at Wembley and I started to see the things kicking off,” he told Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast show.
“The flares, bottles being broken and people pushing through the barricades. Straight away I’m thinking: ‘I don’t need this’.
“When you get out the taxi you could genuinely feel a bit of tension in the air.
“I went to the Italy-Spain semi-final and it was such a nice atmosphere. Everyone was at ease and it was a really nice time to be there.
“For the England game it was completely different. Trouble was brewing. I could tell that if the game didn’t go the way of the English it would not be a pleasant place to be.
“Inside the stadium it was a nice place to be, nice atmosphere. I was lucky enough to get tickets off Kieran Trippier and I was in and amongst the wives, friends and families.
“Then after the game it turned a bit toxic again. The things you could hear people shouting – I just had to get out of there as soon as possible.
“Thankfully we got out of there but it wasn’t a pretty sight.”
Foster admits the experience for his son may have put him off attending future England games.
He added: “I think for England games it has, to be honest. For Watford or West Brom games it’s a completely different kettle of fish.
“It’s left a little bit of a sour taste in his mouth and I could tell he wasn’t comfortable.
“Once we got through the first ticketing barricade we were waiting for a good 45 minutes and there were no police about.
“We saw fans trying to dart into turnstiles and once they were escorted out by stewards there was no police there to take them away, so they’d just dive into another turnstile.”