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England footballer Ivan Toney's father had his Rolex stolen from his hotel room in Dusseldorf while supporting his son at England's opening Euro 2024 fixture

against Serbia.

Ivan Toney Sr. discovered the theft upon returning to his £400-a-night suite at the Melia Hotel, located a 45-minute drive from the Gelsenkirchen Stadium where the match took place on June 16. The luxury watch was reported stolen to the hotel management.

The Brentford striker, an unused substitute during the game which England won 1-0 thanks to Jude Bellingham's early header, has previously been seen wearing a Rolex Day-Date worth £53,350. However, the type and value of the stolen Rolex remain unknown.

A police investigation is underway, with officers confident that the watch's serial number will aid in its recovery.

Several players' families were reportedly staying at the Melia Hotel during the early stages of the tournament, which has seen England progress to the knockout stages following draws with Denmark and Slovenia.

A source told The Sun, "It's being taken very seriously because of the very high value of the property taken, and it's a matter of serious concern to the hotel management."

A hotel spokesperson said, "The matter was promptly reported to the authorities, who are now conducting a pertinent investigation. We are fully cooperating with the police and have no further comments while the investigation is in progress."

Ivan Toney Sr. has been a strong supporter of his son's career, which has included stints at Newcastle United, Barnsley, Peterborough United, and Northampton Town. He was in Germany hoping to see his son's first international appearance for England overseas.

Meanwhile, Ivan Toney Jr. has been showcasing his luxurious taste, recently seen with a £3,450 bag and a £3,950 backpack from luxury French brand Goyard.

Despite the setback, Ivan Toney remains focused on his football career. He has expressed readiness to seize any opportunity, even as he competes for playing time against established players like Harry Kane.

Reflecting on his own experiences, Toney said, "There are times I have done it before in my career. When my chance came, I took it, and hopefully, I can do the same if I get a chance here."

Toney, who was banned for eight months for betting breaches and returned to play in January, shared moments of relaxation and training during a family holiday in Dubai before joining the England squad.

The investigation into the stolen Rolex continues, with hopes that it will be recovered soon. Photo by Mattythewhite, Wikimedia commons.