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FIFA Investigate English Fans After Repeated 'No Surrender' Chanting

FIFA Investigate English Fans After Repeated 'No Surrender' Chanting

Having been largely absent during England's run to last night's World Cup semi-final, a host of additional English fans travelled to Russia ahead of their country's game against Croatia last night.

Generating immense support from fans at home, England's tournament restored some much-needed faith in the football team's ability to generate positivity, and good-feeling.

However, it appears that some habits die a little harder.

Richard Conway, a sports correspondent with the BBC, has today reported that FIFA have opened 'disciplinary proceedings over "possible discriminatory" chants by England fans' during yesterday's semi-final win.

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It has also been revealed that the English fans under investigation were believed to have chanting 'No Surrender to the IRA' throughout.

The Telegraph have clarified that it is yet unknown whether the 'No Surrender' chant 'would be deemed a breach of FIFA rules on discrimination.'

Furthermore, they have clarified that the anti-IRA chant 'has been shouted at every one of England’s World Cup matches, although not as audibly as on Wednesday night at a match which witnessed by far the largest following at the tournament for Gareth Southgate’s side.'

See Also: The English Media Reaction To Losing In The World Cup Semi-Finals

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