BREXIT BLOODBATH: England Fans Ambushed Outside Dortmund Pub Ahead of Semi-Final Clash

ENG: Dutch Hooligans Erupt in Violence Outside Pub Ahead of Euro 2024 Semi-Final

published: 18:06 10 Jul 2024 GMT+1

An ugly incident has marred the build-up to the Euro 2024 semi-final, as a group of Dutch hooligans attacked England fans outside a pub in Dortmund this afternoon.

The Three Lions face the Netherlands in the German city tonight, with the winner set to face Spain in the final on Sunday. But the atmosphere took a dark turn when a small group of England fans were set upon by at least three Dutch supporters, who were all wearing orange shirts.

One England fan was on the receiving end of a barrage of kicks and punches, with chairs subsequently being launched at a section of English supporters. The Three Lions fans were forced to retreat, only for one England fan to charge at a group of Dutch fans, sparking a brief brawl.

As the situation began to escalate, more chairs were thrown in the direction from which they came. According to Daily Mail journalist Mike Keegan, at least five England fans have been injured as a result of the attacks.

UK police have issued a warning to English fans, cautioning them to avoid areas where Dutch risk fans are present. Instead, they have been advised to congregate in areas where German police are stationed.

Despite this unsavory incident, there were scenes of joy and camaraderie between Dutch and English fans in other parts of the city. The two sets of supporters united to chant a rendition of "Hey Jude" – a tribute to England star Jude Bellingham.

England boss Gareth Southgate has urged his players to maintain their focus and composure in the face of this kind of provocation. "The atmosphere in the stadiums has been great this tournament, and I’m sure our fans will make themselves heard tonight," he said. "These occasions are why we’re involved in football, and we’re looking forward to stepping up."

In the face of this kind of adversity, England will be hoping to rise to the challenge and make it to the final for the first time since 1968. Follow us on all social media platforms for more updates

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