Dutch police detain 90 England supporters for violence

Mar 25, 2018, 01:36
Dutch police detain 90 England supporters for violence

There were 5,234 official England Supporters Club ticket holders at the game.

The statement said the 25 "drunken" fans were detained for "various offences" which included beer bottles being thrown at police officers.

"It also brings into question the wisdom of having this game in Amsterdam on a Friday night". And the NPCC is now conducting an investigation with the likely outcome believed to be several banning orders. "Any attempts to downplay it are wide of the mark", he said.

"The sad fact is that the drunken mob's behaviour reinforces the negative stereotype of England supporters, and will impact on the treatment all fans can expect when they follow the team overseas".

Thousands of supporters travelled to Amsterdam to match the football, but there was disorder in the Dutch capital despite England winning 1-0.

The police confirmed that 35 spent the night a cell and 94 were fined, with eight more still being questioned "mainly for violence against the police".

Deputy chief constable Mark Roberts, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) head for football policing, believes the behaviour of a "large number" of supporters will have long-term ramifications for those wanting to travel overseas to watch England.

"I heard some of the booing of the anthem which obviously isn't acceptable", Southgate told a post-match press conference later.

Glass can be heard smashed as the friendly fixture continues to be marred by videos emerging of trouble in Amsterdam.

There were 27 members suspended in total for their behaviour in Dortmund, with a further six given written warnings while there remains one case pending.

"It's like they want England to push them back to make us look bad", he said.

"We condemn the unacceptable scenes in Amsterdam".

"But I would strongly urge them to behave in the right way and respect our opponents and the country they're in".

The FA said any of its members identified as causing trouble would be banned from the organisation.