Published: Sun, March 25, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Six England fans, arrested after Netherlands game, still held in Amsterdam

Six England fans, arrested after Netherlands game, still held in Amsterdam

As well as the 100 fans detained on Friday, a further 25 were arrested on Thursday with Dutch authorities claiming some of them attacked officers.

A number of fans booed the Dutch national anthem before England's 1-0 victory, an act manager Gareth Southgate described as "unacceptable".

A total of "35 spent the night in the cells".

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.

Officers declared that Riot police have arrested 60 people in the red light region.

"As was reiterated ahead of the fixture, we always urge supporters to respect our hosts and behave in a responsible manner".

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

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

The FA will review those caught up in trouble in Amsterdam to see if ESTC members were involved and punish them accordingly.

Meanwhile, three women aboard a canal boat had to shelter under umbrellas after they were doused with alcohol by England fans revelling in a weekend long session in Amsterdam, as they threatened to draw more criticism for their outlandish behaviour. But police said that after the arrests were made, the evening passed off quietly.

And they have been in good voice as per, with Englishmen up and down the country gathering along the historic canals that wind their way through the city.

"It's like they want England to push them back to make us look bad, " he said. "We had been in there several hours with no trouble at all".

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