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A small group climbed the Gateshead Monument early Saturday and joined a ridge five-by-three feet from their chest. However, the police arrived minutes after the badge was put on and ordered its removal.
England will take on Italy at 8 pm on Sunday in their first major competitive final since the 1966 World Cup.
Fans are eagerly waiting for this match, many people are waving St George’s Cross in support of the England team.
Angel of the North Waterfall was performed by a small group including 38-year-old Ben Fada.
Some of his friends had already targeted the idol by putting a Santa cap on his head.
Fans try to add an English football crest with Angel of the North [Stock picture] (Image: GETTY)
The Angel of the North is Britain’s largest monument (Image: GETTY)
Speaking to Chronicle Live, he said: “I was at work just two days ago and people were saying they were surprised I didn’t put anything for Euros.
“I thought it was too late, but literally within 24 hours we had the badge and mount made, so the effort put into that was untrue.”
The badge featured the logo of the English football team’s three lions, as well as the slogan “It’s coming home”.
The effort began shortly after midnight, with Chronicle Live reporting that the team used a “10-foot slingshot” to tie ropes to the angel’s wings.
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These were used to measure a 66-foot-high monument, after which the badge was secured.
Mr Fada, from Washington in County Durham, said it was “like a military operation to be honest”.
However, not everyone was so impressed when a bystander called the police.
Officers arrived minutes after putting on the badges.
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Mr. Fada explained, “Once we got it there, well and safe, someone informed us that we were up (‘Angel) and there was a bright light, so the police came to the corner.
“We begged them and asked them if there was a chance they would close their eyes, but they didn’t want to.
“I tried to stay there, was trying to say we’d come back tomorrow and take it out tomorrow not sure because I was tired but he said if it didn’t come down now we’ll hammer it so that what it really was.
“The police are just doing their job but we are devastated.”
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Daredevil said the public would find his work “absolutely wonderful” if he had been allowed to.
Britain’s largest statue, the Angel of the North, was completed in 1998.
It was designed by a famous British architect Antony Gormley.
England beat Denmark 2-1 (Image: GETTY)
After talks with the British government, 1,000 Italian fans will fly in for Sunday’s game.
They will not be forced to quarantine themselves, but will be kept in a separate bubble from the general public.
Gareth Southgate’s team defeated Denmark 2-1 to seal their place in the final on Wednesday.