England fans celebrate Sweden win, but some take it too far

Brenda Watkins
July 9, 2018

"Social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger".

The official Joint Response Unit Twitter account also tweeted to say: "We are better than this England".

Police have now confirmed that one of the people - a woman - has been identified.

Meanwhile, West Midlands police said it took the most ever 999 calls in its history, logging 3276 in 24 hours owing to "a mix of the sun, World Cup, and alcohol".

Following England's incredible win against Sweden, the track by The Lightening Seeds & Baddiel and Skinner - which includes the iconic chant "It's coming home" - has smashed its way to number one.

Responding to the video, an IKEA spokesperson said: "We are aware of a small group of fans celebrating the match result in one of our stores".

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Yesterday's match was held on the same weekend as the London Pride Parade, Wireless Festival and the British Summertime festival in Hyde Park.

In one video, a vehicle can be seen with a smashed roof and windscreen in Nottingham.

England are the first team since 1962 to have reached the last four [there were no semi-finals in 1974 and 1978] of the World Cup with all their goalscorers aged 25 or under.

Gareth Southgate's team will now play Croatia on Wednesday for a place in the World Cup final.

In Nottingham, a number of arrests were made for public order offences after a civilian vehicle was smashed and a group of men stood on a bus shelter, among other behaviour.

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