England Supporters Throw Drinks on Random Boat Full of People in Amsterdam

Desiree Steele
March 25, 2018

Police in the Dutch capital said in a tweet that one supporter was injured and sent to a hospital for treatment.

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

On Thursday 25 arrests were made after beer bottles were thrown at police, and the problems have been centered on the Red Light District, with police telling De Telegraaf it's been calm elsewhere.

England are playing the Netherlands tonight in a friendly in the Dutch capital.


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.

Jesse Lingard's maiden worldwide goal secured victory for England, who are next in action against Italy on Wednesday (AEDT).

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

"So, anything else that takes away from that performance for them would be a great shame".


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.

"England fans have worked hard over the last decade or so to improve their reputation and disorder has become a rarity", he explained.

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.

Josh Mahoney, 23, is in Amsterdam with family for his first England game and told the Press Association following the news of Thursday's arrests that the police were "very heavy-handed". "We had been in there several hours with no trouble at all".


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