Much has been made by some people of the poor behaviour of football fans (or at least they say they are, aka Rent a Mob) after Saturdays brilliant result.
Yes it was bad.
Yes it is regrettable and totally at odds with the standard of conduct shown by Gareth Southgate’s men.
But was it any worse than any city in the U.K. or anywhere where drink is taken at a weekend and where emotions run high? Hundreds of thousands were celebrating after all.
Not excusing it for a minute, but if the headlines and photographs are the only source of information we can get a distorted view.
This was from today’s DT not usually known for its tolerance of yoof /yob culture, but I think maintaining a sense of perspective.
In London, one man scaled a double decker bus outside Clapham Junction station before he was filmed jumping on to a bus shelter roof and falling through it. In Borough, an ambulance was taken out of service after its bonnet and windscreen were damaged by people climbing on it
London Ambulance Service tweeted: “We’re delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us: while our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game – it’s now off the road to be repaired.
A Met Police spokesman said detectives were investigating, but no arrests had been made.
The spokesman said the force was not aware of other “significant” incidents following the match.
Rowdy fans also stormed an Ikea store in Stratford, east London, where they jumped on furniture while singing “Football’s Coming Home”
An Ikea spokesman tweeted: “We are aware of a small group of fans celebrating the result in one of our stores
I'm sick to death of it - anyone else?
What on earth do I do? - too close to Christmas
I don't understand this trend - AIBU?