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Nearly 100 English fans have been arrested in Amsterdam

25 March, 2018, 01:50 | Author: Shawna Walton
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Dozens of England supporters have been arrested in Amsterdam after violent altercations with police ahead of the Three Lions' global friendly with the Netherlands on Friday.

Riot police detained 60 people in the red light district, officers said.

Trouble flared before the game with England supporters throwing beer bottles at police.

The Netherlands hosted Gareth Southgate's Three Lions in an worldwide friendly on Friday night.

The incident took place when many fans disrespected the Dutch national anthem, before the England's 1-0 victory, the behavior manager Gareth Southgate described as "unacceptable".

England fans are under more focus ahead of their trip to Russian Federation for the World Cup in the summer and this example does nothing for their reputation.

"The rest, that's the first I've heard just outside before", said Southgate.

"We arrested 90 English people, mainly because they were disturbing the peace", an Amsterdam police spokesman is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.

If the FA find that any of their 5,234 official England Supporters Club ticket-holders were arrested, they face being thrown out.

"When we arrested that group it became quiet in the red light district".

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

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.

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.

Thousands of English fans are in Amsterdam today ahead of their country's friendly against Holland later. But police said that after the arrests were made, the evening passed off quietly. There was a riot van at the door pulling fans out of the pub.

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