Celebrities are feeling football fever! Mel C, Lorraine Kelly, Mark Wright and Roman Kemp among the stars cheering for their national side live from the ground at historic Euros clash
The excitement has been building all week.
And a host of celebrities ensured to embrace the football fever as they watched the England and Scotland match at Wembley Stadium in London on Friday night.
British pop star Mel C and Scottish presenter Lorraine Kelly soaked up the atmosphere – and enjoyed a little bit of friendly rivalry – during the game which was also attended by Mark Wright and Roman Kemp.
Game time! British pop star Mel C and Scottish presenter Lorraine Kelly soaked up the atmosphere at Wembley Stadium on Friday night as they enjoyed the England V Scotland Euro 2020 match
Mel and Lorraine appeared to be in great spirits as they posed for a snap with the pitch behind them during the evening, with the Scot putting on a very animated display and beaming a large grin.
The stars kept things casual for the all-important match, with the Spice Girl donning a white T-shirt and blazer and Lorraine opting for a checked shirt.
TOWIE’s Mark also shared a selfie to Twitter, with the football pro being joined by Roman Kemp and Nathan Evans for the game.
Roman really went all out with his attire, wearing a white England shirt over his light blue jumper and sharing his excitement by cheering in the picture.
Supporting the boys! Mark Wright and Roman Kemp also took to the stands to cheer for England while their pal Nathan Evans was hoping for the Scottish side to be victorious
England are playing their second Euro 2020 match on Friday night, this time taking on Scotland after winning against Croatia on Sunday.
They were cheered on by some 22,500 supporters – 2,800 being Scots – under the iconic arch ahead of the must-win game.
But before kick off fans booed both countries’ national anthems as well as when both teams took the knee in a show against racism.
‘Here in good company and set for a bit of friendly rivalry’: Lorraine beamed a grin in a snap shared to her Twitter account while enjoying an evening at the football with pal Mel C
Big game: Nathan Evans revealed he’d be cheering for Scotland in a snap of the stands ahead of kick off, with the singer joining England fans Roman and Mark for the game
It comes after 20,000 Scottish fans turned London into mayhem over the last two days, with punters fighting, stripping naked and swimming in public fountains.
Police admitted they had to ‘flexibly’ manage the huge swathe of Scotland fans who took over the West End earlier on Friday with no social distancing, showering any England supporters brave enough to go near them with beer.
Earlier in the day, Scottish football fans parted to allow the Three Lions fans walk past – then tossed booze over them as they hurried by and let off blue and white smoke flares chanting: ‘I’d hate to be English’.
The Tartan Army had been in the pub at 10am, trashing central London and leaving the capital’s landmarks strewn with detritus having completely ignored pleas from Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Met Police to stay away.
They flouted a Scotland Yard two-day order warning them not congregate in the West End from 3pm yesterday – and instead they partied in Leicester Square where they danced in fountains they filled with foam into the night.
On Friday afternoon, officers admitted defeat in trying to move on the fans and said they would implement a ‘flexible policing plan… to reduce the likelihood of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour’.
Chief inspector Joe Stokoe said: ‘We have contingency plans to deal with any number of potential incidents as they arise but my message is clear: if you don’t have ticket to the matches, fan zone or officially booked into a pub, bar or club, please do not come to London – you could end up missing the game.