Published: Sun, March 25, 2018
Medical | By Jackie Banks

Arrests as English football fans flock to Amsterdam red light district

Arrests as English football fans flock to Amsterdam red light district

Police chiefs have spoken out against the behaviour of a section of England fans after more than 100 of them were arrested in Amsterdam this week, per BBC Sport.

Yesterday, 25 England fans were arrested after riot police were brought in to break up the mass of people.

England's Football Supporters' Federation chief executive Kevin Miles said there was no defence for the "atrocious anti-social behaviour by a minority of English fans". England won the match 1-0 thanks to a second-half strike from Jesse Lingard.

Riot police were set to remain in Amsterdam to ensure there was no trouble following the match.

"Anything else that takes away from that performance for them would be a great shame".

As relations between the two countries break down over the attempted murder of former Soviet-turned-British spy Sergei Skripal, the United Kingdom government has urged England supporters to think twice about heading to Russia for fear of Russian ultras violently attacking them.

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The flare-ups in Amsterdam come a year after despicable scenes marred England's friendly against Germany in Dortmund.

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.

England fans were also caught up in violent exchanges at the UEFA 2016 European Championship in France and there are fears there may be similar trouble at the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup.

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

Josh Mahoney, 23, is in Amsterdam with family for his first England game and told the Press Association the police were "very heavy handed".

'They attacked us for no reason.

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