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England fans had to wait 2 hours to collect the bags after the game against Ivory Coast UK News

Football fans say they were made to wait up to two hours to collect their bags at Wembley Stadium after a friendly between England and Ivory Coast.

The venue had informed people ahead of the match via social media of its new restricted policy preventing bags ‘larger than an A4 sheet of paper’ from entering the stadium.

However, after the match, attendees complained of long queues to collect their belongings, with some saying they had to wait up to two hours.

Twitter user @DavidPLeeMe shared a video from Wembley showing Metropolitan Police officers, who were called in to help, walking through the queue of people holding several bags in the air each in a bid to speed up the process of reuniting bettors with their business.

Another football fan called the incident a “mess” after saying he had to wait in line for two hours to get his bag. He also shared an image of Met Police officers who were called in to help.

Anthony Swain also said he waited two hours to collect his personal belongings. “It was a shambles for me and my partner missed our trainer at home due to the 2 hour wait for our bag. No trains! It cost us £148 to stay in the first hostel next to the ground. @wembleystadium this is not acceptable! he posted on Twitter.

Londoner Gemma Currie shared a photo of the long line of people waiting to collect the bags and said she had waited an hour and 45 minutes. She added: “There is still at least 2 hours of delay. Come on @wembleystadium this is an absolute joke”.

Prior to the match, Wembley Stadium shared videos on its social media accounts warning fans of the bag restriction policy for larger items.

According to a tweet posted earlier in the night by the site, there were over 73,000 people in attendance for the game.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-30 06:15:41

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