London: Author Adam Robinson’s book Terror on the Pitch has revealed sensational details of how Osama Bin Laden had planned a terror attack against the England football team at the FIFA World Cup in 1998. The terror plan, however, never materialised and the likes of David Beckham and Michael Owen played the World Cup peacefully.
The FIFA World Cup is on and for England, it has been a brilliant start with a 2-1 win over Tunisia in the opener. Captain Harry Kane scored a superb brace on his World Cup debut to seal all three points for his side in style. As the Three Lions attempt to make it big at the World Cup with a young vibrant squad at their disposal, we bring you a sensational revelation from the past which will shake you to the core.
The ardent football fans would know that the infamous Osama Bin Laden had a soft corner for the Arsenal football club, but in 1998 he wanted to destroy English football. He wanted to attack the England squad who were participating at the World Cup and had plotted a bid to bomb them during their opening game against Tunisia.
Adam Robinson, a journalist based in the Middle East as per UK Mirror in his book Terror on The Pitch has made some sensational revelations about Laden’s deadly intentions. England and USA were the two teams under the radar who were to be targeted by the terrorist group Al Qaeda in France.
The likes of David Beckham and Michael Owen who went on to become Three Lions superstars in future were also under threat. “Also, thanks be to God, his attention has been drawn to two younger players who are becoming well known, David Beckham and Michael Owen…we suggest that the point man for the mission should make his way to Seaman and blow himself up. This will be the signal for the other Brothers to start the rest of the operation,” Robinson revealed in his book.
As per Robinson’s sensational revelations in the book, Laden “funded and helped organise the plan, agreed to offer additional funds and arms and it also involved the GIA sending key personnel for expert training in an al-Qaeda camp,” to execute the terrible plan.
The terrorist who was killed by the US Special Forces in Pakistan in May 2011 had also planned to bomb a stadium stand which would have England supporters in it. However, all his planning-plotting went down the drain as the attack never materialised, resulting in a peaceful World Cup campaign for England at the 1998 World Cup.