Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah has revealed that she suffered a "shocking" ordeal on her way to watch England's football match against Russia on Saturday night. The 34-year-old said French police had tear-gassed the England supporters who were travelling to the game at Marseille's Stade Vélodrome and treated them "like animals".
Rebekah was in Marseille to support her husband Jamie, who didn't make it onto the pitch during the game, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
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Rebekah Vardy said the treatment of England fans was "shocking"
The mum-of-three had appeared excited earlier in the afternoon as she shared a photo of herself drinking beer while standing among a group of England fans. "In with the carnage amongst the England fans… #EURO2016," Rebekah had wrote.
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However it appears her night out was marred by the "shocking" behaviour of French police when they entered the stadium. Taking to Twitter to discuss the experience, Rebekah told fans: "That has to be up there with the worst experience EVER at an away game! Teargassed for no reason, caged and treated like animals! Shocking!"
She added: "I witnessed this with my own eyes! I can't comment on things I didn't see but what I got caught up in was horrific and uncalled for.
The mum-of-three had previously been excited for the match
"And this happened before the game even kicked off!"
When Piers Morgan challenged her story, Rebekah responded: "Mr Morgan…. A fact! They closed the gates so the fans couldn't get through then tear gassed us!"
There was also trouble inside the Stade Vélodrome following the game, with hundreds of England fans seen jumping over railings to flee the stadium after Russian fans sparked violence.
Rebekah is married to England player Jamie Vardy
UEFA has announced that it will launch an investigation into the incidents, with Russia facing disciplinary action for initiating the violence.
Rebekah is among a number of loyal wives and girlfriends who have travelled to France to support their partners throughout Euro 2016. Joe Hart's wife Kimberly was also in the crowd, with the England goalkeeper spotted telling her to "Be safe, stay here" as trouble kicked off following the game.