PUBLISHED: 19:20, 1 August 2020 | UPDATED: 22:55, 1 August 20s
Arsenal fans massed on the team’s Emirates Stadium tonight after their team won the FA Cup final – ignoring social distancing rules to party in the streets.
The matchhad opened to unreal scenes – as the coronavirus pandemic forced multi-million-selling pop star Emile Sande to sing to no-one from the top of the empty stadium.
In a bizarre moment in footballing history the musician performed Abide With Me from Wembley’s rooftop ahead of the match between Arsenal and Chelsea.+7
Flare for football: fireworks were let off outside Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium after the win+7
Arsenal fans watch the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Boxpark in Wembley+7
The musician was beamed out on a big screen inside the cavernous empty stadium+7
The empty stadium was the grounds for the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal
One viewer said: ‘If anyone was unsure about how much the pandemic has changed the world, they certainly hadn’t by the time the game started.’