A group of England fans have gone viral for their comments on Israel TV after their 3-0 win over Senegal.
While much was made in the build up to the tournament over the behaviour of England fans, especially after the scenes that followed the EURO 2020 final, and the alcohol ban in Qatar, it's so far gone without disruption.
The majority of fans seem to have enjoyed their experience of Qatar so far, despite the ongoing issues that surrounded the country in the lead up to the tournament. As we are now deep into the knockout stages of the World Cup, the fans numbers are dropping, but the excitement levels are increasing.
For England fans, they have had a lot to cheer about so far. Unbeaten in the group stage, they sealed their place in the quarter-finals with a comfortable victory over Senegal, and will now face France in next weekend's stand out game.
It's usually at this point of major tournaments when England fans begin to get a bit ahead of themselves and believe they are going to win the tournament, regardless of who they will face next. However, this Israel television presenter was left uncomfortable for a different type of reason.
When speaking to a group of England fans that had clearly had a lot to drink at this point of the night, came out with a comment that made the reporter very uncomfortable.
After saying the World Cup is coming home, the iconic England saying once they are confident of winning a tournament, grabbed the microphone and said 'free Palestine' to the television camera, with cheers by his mates.
'It's coming home, but more importantly... free Palestine!' pic.twitter.com/gTqiWA4oGl
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The ongoing conflict that has been ongoing between Israel and Palestine across several decades has gained worldwide attention, with condemning from world leaders on violence from both nations.
Rather than drunken behaviour, it can be viewed as somewhat of a welcome but unusual change for England fans to raise awareness of international conflicts.