England fans left injured after Dutch hooligans launch attack ahead of Euro 2024 clash

England fans left injured after Dutch hooligans launch attack ahead of Euro 2024 clash

England fans left injured after Dutch hooligans launch attack ahead of Euro 2024 CLASH

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Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde


Published: 10/07/2024

- 18:23

Updated: 10/07/2024

- 19:45

Footage on social media has shown England fans being attacked by Dutch supporters

Footage has emerged of England fans being attacked in Germany, as England head into the semi-final match of the Euros games.

Videos have been posted on X of people dressed in bright orange football shirts, which is the Dutch team colour, throwing stools and benches outside of Sausalitos restaurant and bar.


UK Police say groups of "risk supporters" are known to be among the 80,000-strong Dutch support that is in Dortmund, the German city.

They have also reportedly warned England fans to seek refuge in areas populated by German police.


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Dutch fans launched an attack on English pub goers

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The Dutch fans appear to be throwing stools and tables in the attack as the England fans attempt to back away.

The group is forced inside the bar for their own safety as bouncers attempt to keep the Netherlands hooligans outside.

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A spokesperson for the UK Football Policing Unit said: "We are aware of some reports and videos circulating of disorder in Dortmund.

"It appears that there have been several instances of Dutch fans attacking England fans in bars and attempting to steal flags.

"We understand this has resulted in minor injuries to five people. We are also aware that in addition to the tens of thousands of Dutch fans there to enjoy the game, there are groups of risk supporters who have travelled to Dortmund from the Netherlands.

"Our officers are at the location supporting German colleagues. We would advise supporters to be aware of their surroundings and seek areas where there is a German Police presence."


England fans backed into the pub

England fans backed into the pub

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Fans have flocked to the comments section to share their thoughts on the violent scenes.

One person said: "Dutch fans. Not so friendly."

Another penned: "Having a quiet drink - England and Dutch together, good vibes. Group of Dutch fans (we've been told Feyenoord) attacked the English out of the blue. No reason.

"Police have told us to stay here. Dutch firms everywhere picking off England fans."


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England will be taking on the Netherlands in a semi-final match this evening

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A third person wrote: "No need for this before the match that fans have come to enjoy."

England will be taking on the Netherlands in a semi-final match this evening.

Whoever wins will be facing Spain in the finals on Sunday evening.

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