Rod Stewart puts on an animated display as he leaves Wembley
Scotland supporter Rod Stewart puts on an animated display as he leaves Wembley with his two sons Alastair, 15, and Aiden, 9, and is mobbed by fans after watching historic Euros match
Rod Stewart put on an animated display as he left Wembley after watching the historic Scotland vs England Euros match on Friday night and was mobbed by excitable fans.
The singer, 76, who is a proud Scotland supporter, looked in high spirits as he exited the stadium alongside his two sons Alastair, 15 and Aiden, nine, who he shares with wife Penny Lancaster, 50, as well as hoards of other raucous football fans.
Rod – who has supported Glasgow-based football club Celtic FC over the years – brandished a Scottish flag and posed for pictures with one delighted fan who had donned a traditional kilt for the game.
Thrilled: Rod Stewart put on an animated display as he left Wembley after watching the historic Scotland vs England Euros match on Friday night
Rod looked slightly worse for wear as he made his way to the waiting taxi with the help of son Alastair as he chanted with other excitable fans.
He was joined by friend and comedian Johnny Mac – who also supports Celtic – with the pair snapping selfies during the game in their snazzy VIP box.
Rod dressed appropriately in a tartan shirt which he wore under a black coat to shield him from the rain and teamed it with dark jeans and black trainers.
Happy: Rod – who has supported Glasgow-based football club Celtic FC over the years – brandished a Scottish flag and posed for pictures with one delighted fan who had donned a traditional kilt for the game
Family outing: The singer, 76, who is a proud Scotland supporter, looked in high spirits as he exited the stadium alongside his two sons Alastair, 15 and Aiden, nine, as well as hoards of other raucous football fans
Oops: Rod appeared to struggle getting into the taxi and ended up kneeling on the floor of the vehicle before eventually taking a seat
Meanwhile his sons both dresses in casual and warm ensembles as they left with their rocker dad.
Scotland last night held England to a tense draw in London as Gareth Southgate’s men were booed off the pitch following an uninspiring performance.
The underdogs more than matched their local rivals but neither side were able to break the stalemate after 90 minutes – marking their first ever draw at Wembley.
Good night? Rod looked slightly worse for wear as he made his way to the waiting taxi with the help of son Alastair as he chanted with other excitable fans
Patriotic: Rod dressed appropriately in a tartan shirt which he wore under a black coat to shield him from the rain and teamed it with dark jeans and black trainers
Thrilled: One lucky Scottish fan looked very happy to have met Rod as they posed together while leaving the stadium
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon led the celebrations as she said it was a ‘proud and gutsy’ effort, adding: ‘Yes, sir, you all boogied.’
The Three Lions were also jeered off at half time during the clash against the Auld Enemy as they came face to face for the first time in the Euros in a soaking wet stadium.
They had earlier been cheered on their walk out by some 22,500 supporters – 2,800 being Scots – under the iconic Wembley arch before the highly-anticipated clash.
Thumbs up! Rod and his younger son looked like they’d had a great time at the match together as they hopped in the taxi to go home
Nice group: He was joined by friend and comedian Johnny Mac (right) – who also supports Celtic – and appeared to leave with the family
Result: Rod was clearly thrilled with the results of the game, with England drawing with underdogs Scotland 0-0
All smiles: There wasn’t much social distancing going on as Rod left and was celebrating with another Scotland fan
Celebrations: Rod appeared slightly worse for wear as he left the venue after cheering on Scotland at the match
‘The boys are off!’ Rod was flying the flag for Scotland on Friday evening as he posed for a snap uploaded to Instagram
Among the famous faces to make the trip to the 90,000-seat stadium were David Beckham, Sir Alex Ferguson and WAGs such as Kieran Trippier’s wife Charlotte and Scotland’s Craig Gordon girlfriend Summer Harl.
Meanwhile Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was spotted in the stands as he recovered from a bruising day where his party suffered its worst by-election result ever in Chesham & Amersham.
After the full time whistle, Scottish fans returned to Leicester Square, where they had spent the day partying before the game, to continue their wild celebrations.
Famous: Rod was approached by several fans who wanted autographs as he headed home
Weather: Fans including Rod had to battle windy and wet conditions in London as they all went home
Big night: The rocker looked like he was ready to go home as he sat in the waiting taxi
Raucous: Rod and his new friend looked in high spirits as they left the venue following the historic match
Football fans: Rod’s youngest son Aiden (right) is a keen footballer, with Penny and Rod often going to watch him at training sessions
But police had to arrest 18 people amid the revelry for a variety of offences including violence, drugs, possession of knuckle dusters, and assaulting an officer.
One England fan was arrested for taking a swing at an officer after he became angry at being unable to pass a police line and meet up with a friend who had been knocked to the floor in a scuffle among drunk England fans.
The match got off to an ugly start as fans booed the countries’ national anthems as well as when both teams took the knee in a show against racism.
Players went down on one leg just seconds before the game got underway, where the jeers were slowly drowned out by applause and cheers inside the stadium.
Off we go: Rod was joined by two blonde women as he headed home, but wife Penny was not at the match on Friday
Fan: Rod even had on a silver chain with the words ‘Celtic’ on it in tribute to his favourite team
Wild: The crowds looked slightly chaotic as Rod headed back to his waiting taxi after the game
Hold on: Rod held hands with a male companion as he left after enjoying himself at the match with friends and family
Scotland’s national anthem – Flower of Scotland – was shouted over by England supporters despite pleas from the Football Association for them to show respect.
The game comes after 20,000 Scottish fans turned the English capital into mayhem over the last two days, with punters fighting, stripping naked outside 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 yesterday with no social distancing, showering any England supporters brave enough to go near them with beer.
Pals: Rod and Johnny looked like they were having a great time as they laughed and joked during the game
Having fun: Rod was with his friend Johnny Mac at Wembley for the England vs Scotland game on Friday night
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