Zara Tindall had to wipe blood from her seat at Wembley Stadium after a brawl broke out in the Euro 2020 final, it has been claimed.
Husband and England rugby legend Mike Tindall stepped in between a couple of scrapping fans, which reportedly left one man with a broken nose.
Princess Anne's former Olympian daughter was at the historic Three Lions fixture on Sunday night which got off to a rocketing start for Southgate's men.
But moments before kick off and the wild celebrations of scenes of Luke Shaw's early goal, "absolute mayhem" erupted beside the couple, a source told The Sun.
It was a long game that followed – especially on a bloodied seat – as Italy later equalised and won the tournament with a penalty shootout.
The unidentified man was sat near the couple when just before kick off he had his nose broken during a fight in scenes of 'absolute mayhem', The Mirror reports.
A source told The Sun: "Tensions had got a bit heated near to where Zara and Mike were sitting because it had got quite crowded.
“Two fans ended up in a punch-up and Mike had to step into save the day. He stood between them and pulled them apart before stewards could get them under control.
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“Unfortunately some blood ended up near Zara and she had to use a tissue to mop it up."
There were chaotic scenes in and around Wembley Stadium as large groups of ticketless fans forced their way past stewards at the ground with many staying inside while the game went on, causing disruption with paying match-goers.
Zara wasn't the only royal at the match – her cousin Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George were among 60,000 fans packed into the stadium as the men's national team took part in its first major final in 55 years.
England's early lead, putting them 1-0 up just two minutes into the first half and prompting ecstasy from the crowd including a beaming Prince George, 7, as William punched the air and hugged his son.
But fans were left devastated when the nation's dreams of being crowned champions of Europe in front of a home crowd at Wembley Stadium were crushed in the final seconds on Sunday night.
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