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‘They are thugs, not fans’: Met Police Federation condemns English supporters after attacks by officers | UK News

The Metropolitan Police Federation condemned England supporters who attacked officers after Euro 2020’s final defeat last night as “thugs, not fans”.

The body, which represents thousands of London police officers, tweeted: “These people should be ashamed of themselves.

“They are not fans. They are thugs. We wish our injured colleagues the best of luck.”

Met police said 19 of the officers were injured when they “faced volatile crowds” in the capital after the game and 49 people were arrested for a “variety of offenses”.

Earlier on Sunday, fans were pictured in Leicester Square in London throwing away bottles and road cones, leaving the area littered with trash.

Police said some people in the capital had “jumped over lampposts or traffic signs,” which officers warned “could easily lead to injuries.”

Ahead of kick-off, up to 100 ticketless fans passed through security gates at Wembley into the stadium as reports of abuse of match stewards were reported.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-12 07:22:00

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