Jordan Henderson’s family may snub World Cup after Wembley and Paris horrors

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Jordan Henderson has revealed his family could boycott the World Cup due to fears over their safety in Qatar.

Henderson's wife and two daughters, along with his dad, were caught up in violent scenes at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley last summer and the disorganised chaos of the Champions League final in Paris in June.

And the England and Liverpool star insists his loved ones were left so shook up by the crowd trouble they are considering not going to the World Cup this winter.

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The revelation comes just 24 hours after Henderson's England team-mate Eric Dier admitted he had banned his own family from going to away games in the Premier League amid continuing abuse from fans.

Henderson said: "I think it was pretty horrific. When I spoke to some of my friends, like my family and my dad, it was it was pretty bad.

"I suppose as a fan, if you're going to the game and you don't feel comfortable and you feel threatened by whatever situation, you're not going to want to go again. And it's as simple as that really.

"My family and friends have had a couple of experiences over the last couple of years which have really shocked them – and probably put them off going to future games.

"Hopefully that changes in the near future when it gets closer to the tournament. But when you see scenes like you have in the Euros final and Champions League final, then they don't really want to go and put themselves in that situation again.

"My dad said that after the Champions League final that that was him done. When it gets closer to it, I think there's a lot of security elements and things that are going on in Qatar that I'm sure will make people more safe.

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"But when you've had those experiences sometimes you think is it worth risking it. If it was me, I wouldn't want to put myself in that situation. But we will have to see closer to the time."

World Cup organisers, including FIFA and the Qatar authorities, have vowed to do whatever it takes to make the tournament one of the safest on record.

But amid growing fears from players' families, the FA will liaise with them ahead of travelling to Qatar in a bid to convince them all measures possible will be taken to make sure they remain safe.


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