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England fans clash with Prague police before defeat to Czech Republic – video

England fans clashed with police in Prague on Friday prior to their team’s to Czech Republic – the first time England have lost a qualifier for a major tournament in 10 years. The violence erupted when bottles were thrown towards armed officers in riot…

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England supporters involved in violent clashes with police in Prague

• Three Lions fans throw bottles towards officers in riot gear• Around 20 arrests made in city’s Old Town after clashesEngland supporters have been involved in violent clashes with local police in Prague.The ugly scenes erupted just before 7pm local ti…

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English police urged Uefa to reschedule Friday night Prague game amid fan fears

• Timing of Euro tie in Prague could spark drunken behaviour• Uefa overlooked Mark Roberts’ plea, making the game high riskThe national police lead officer for football, Mark Roberts, has revealed that he wrote to Uefa to urge it not to stage England’s…

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Prague prepares for England fans’ long weekend with ‘anti-conflict units’

• Six thousand England fans expected in Czech capital• Police warn of zero tolerance for violation of local lawsCzech police have been put on high alert for the arrival of an estimated 6,000 English supporters here for Friday’s Euro 2020 qualifier betw…

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Gareth Southgate worried about disorder in Prague and racism in Sofia

• England play Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifier on a Friday• Bulgaria have been punished for racist chanting this yearGareth Southgate has admitted he fears the worst when it comes to England’s next two qualifying matches and the potential for dis…

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Eight Czech fans arrested over plans to fly drone at Kosovo Euro 2020 qualifier

Away fans held before game against Czech Republic in PristinaPolice seize drone, ‘Kosovo is Serbia’ banner and fireworksPolice in Kosovo have arrested eight Czech football supporters who were apparently planning to fly a drone with a pro-Serbia banner …

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FA head of security warns of trouble before England’s October trip to Prague

• Tony Conniford concerned over presence of far-right groups• “Deeply embarrassed” by scenes in Porto during Nations LeagueThe Football Association’s head of security has warned of more trouble when England travel to Prague to play the Czech Republic o…

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Sadly, these England fans probably think they are doing their country proud

For the fans who brought poison to Porto, following England abroad seems to be more about occupation than celebrationBy the time Porto’s rush-hour commuters were bustling along the Avenida dos Aliados on Thursday morning the only evidence of the previo…

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England fans clash with riot police in Porto – video

Portuguese police clashed with England fans in the centre of Porto on Wednesday after beer glasses were thrown in a  fan zone set up for the Nations League finals. Three England fans were reportedly arrested. The FA last week urged suppo…

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Crowd trouble at St James’ Park after Liverpool fans enter home section

• Seven arrests made and 22 ejections from stadium• Newcastle to take action ‘against fans who passed on tickets’Violence inside and outside St James’ Park made an unwelcome return to Newcastle on Saturday night as Liverpool kept their title chances al…

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Hibernian fan jailed for 100 days after confronting Rangers captain

• Cameron Mack banned from all football grounds for 10 years• James Tavernier was pushed on Easter Road touchlineA Hibernian fan has been jailed for 100 days for aggressively confronting the Rangers captain, James Tavernier, during a match after jumpi…

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Does Scottish football really want to tackle wayward fans? | Ewan Murray

With an upsurge in fan misbehaviour, those in power should tackle this disease rather than concentrate on self-preservationIt was hardly a leap of faith to have envisioned sighs of relief in Scottish football’s high offices this month as chaos reigned …

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Football’s new-wave disorder presents a troubling symptom of trapped rage | Barney Ronay

The assault on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish reflects the airborne plague that has spread via Twitter and other areas of society“He might be a fan, he might be a nutter, but he’s on my turf and I’m gonna chop the mother down.” The words of Keith Richards…

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Football fan faces ban after throwing pie during Chelsea game

Bournemouth supporter Adam Cox convicted of hurling missile on to pitch amid cup tieA football fan faces being banned from matches after he threw a pie on to the pitch during Chelsea’s league cup tie with AFC Bournemouth.Adam Cox, 27, was convicted in …

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Man slashed in face during brawl before Millwall’s FA Cup win over Everton

Police used batons to break up fighting away from ground‘The behaviour is nothing short of disgraceful,’ say policeA man suffered a slash wound to the face after “disgraceful” disorder before Millwall’s shock FA Cup win over Everton, police said. Crowd…

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Man slashed in face during brawl before Millwall’s FA Cup win over Everton

Police used batons to break up fighting away from ground‘The behaviour is nothing short of disgraceful,’ say policeA man suffered a slash wound to the face after “disgraceful” disorder before Millwall’s shock FA Cup win over Everton, police said. Crowd…

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Police allege Chelsea fans sexually assaulted women and made racist chants on train

• Incidents said to have occurred after game against Leicester• Police want witnesses and alleged victims to come forwardPolice are trying to trace a group of men, whom they believe to be Chelsea fans, in connection with alleged sexual assaults and rac…

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AEK Athens’ Champions League tie with Ajax marred by serious crowd trouble

• Footage appears to show petrol bomb thrown into stands• Greek police officers reportedly hit Ajax fans before gameAEK Athens’ Champions League defeat to Ajax in the Greek capital was marred by violent scenes before kick-off.The away fans came under a…

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River fans attack on Boca bus halts Copa Libertadores final for 24 hours

• Second leg of final postponed amid pre-match chaos• Coach pelted with missiles as players suffer effects of tear gasThe second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors had to be postponed for 24 hours on Saturday as a r…

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River fans attack on Boca bus halts Copa Libertadores final for 24 hours

• Second leg of final postponed amid pre-match chaos• Coach pelted with missiles as players suffer effects of tear gasThe second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors had to be postponed for 24 hours on Saturday as a r…