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England fans arrested for making Nazi salutes despite Southgate plea ahead of Germany match

Eight England football fans were arrested in Munich before the Three Lions’ Nations League match against Germany tonight.

Sky Sports News saw a lot of arrests in the area on Monday night. There were also repeated anti-German chants and songs that related to the Second World War.

Police arrested three people for making Nazi salutes, while another man caused damage worth 2,000 euros (PS1,700), according to police. He set off a flare in his hotel room and was later charged with the same offense.

Four other people were also arrested for inciting police officers to insult them and urinating on the streets.


According to British police, the disorder was primarily anti-social and alcohol-fueled. It is not widespread violence.

German riot police moved large numbers of England supporters from Munich’s city centre to the train station around midnight.

Police were called to a “brawl” Monday. It was reported that it involved 30-50 England fans. However, officers arriving on the scene said that the brawl had ended.

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Fears of more clashes are possible as a result of some England fans purchasing tickets in the German-supporting section at the Allianz Arena, the venue for today’s game.

After Gareth Southgate, England manager, asked fans to be respectful before the fixture, he admitted that any prematch problems always had a negative effect on his camp.

Image Southgate asked fans to be

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Police confiscated 880 passports belonging to England fans in advance of the fixture. This follows Saturday’s 1-0 loss in Hungary.

Robert Mortby, 34-year-old from Southwark, pleaded not guilty in the meantime to trying to smuggle knife on board a plane bound to Munich.

He was denied bail and remanded in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates Court. He was then ordered to appear at Isleworth Crown Court, 5 July.

After a security check revealed a knife in Mortby’s hand luggage, he was taken into custody at Heathrow Airport.

In court, his lawyer claimed that he didn’t know about the knife because he had not packed his own bag.

Image England’s players train ahead of the match against Germany

England has been allocated 3,466 tickets for the Allianz Arena, but some supporters may not be able to travel.

Since September 2019, no full England delegation has traveled to an away match. There are also 1,122 baning orders.

Southgate was asked if England fans should behave at a major German event and he replied, “Yes.”

“I think we know from the current landscape that the spotlight will be on at the moment, so we all want the night to be a great success and to talk about great football and an amazing atmosphere.

“We have no control over this. “We can only ask our supporters to deliver that.”

Munich police spokesperson said that officers will not be able stop England fans from going to the “home” side if they are expecting trouble.

He stated that 700 officers were deployed to handle the influx of England supporters to the city from Saturday. This is significantly more than the number of officers who would be assigned to a Bayern Munich match.


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