SUPER-PATRIOT Ian Poulter splashed out more than £100,000 to watch the Euro 2020 final – and was turned away by the stewards!
He arrived midway through the second half after events at the Scottish Open wrecked his plans to be there for kick-off, and was only admitted for extra time and penalties.
Poulter flew down by private jet to Wembley from Edinburgh, after being forced to hang around because a stunning 63 saw him set the final round target at 17 under par.
He also had to endure a 90-minute weather delay before his score was finally beaten.
Poults had booked places in a private box for himself and son Luke, costing more than £50,000 apiece – although his £240,000 cheque for finishing joint fourth in Scotland will more than cover that outlay.
And before heading to St George’s for this week’s Open, Poulter took to Instagram to reveal the frustration of being locked out when he first arrived at Wembley.
He wrote: “What a crazy day. Tee off at 11.11 and shoot 8 under par 63 to hold the clubhouse lead for a long time.
"Weather delay keeps us from leaving the course and catching an all important flight to make the match.
“Finally when play resumed and one player had posted -18 we left for the plane.
"Netjets did what they do best and got me to the stadium for the second half.
Ian Poulter’s crazy Sunday
11:11am: Begins his final round at the Scottish Open in Berwick.
3:25pm: Races into an impressive clubhouse lead.
4:30pm-6:00pm: Sits through an infuriating storm delay.
6:30pm: Finishes off in Berwick before racing back up to Edinburgh to catch a private jet into London.
9:00pm: Arrives at Wembley with his son Josh after a 400 mile trek.
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“Euro 2020 wouldn’t let me into the ground for a good chunk of the second half – not sure why.
"Anyway, finally made it in to watch the remainder of the game.
“Amazing experience with a few of us in a box and truly gutted for the lads to not finish it off in penalties.”
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