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Watch: Ugly Scenes Emerge As England Fans Take Over London Ahead Of Euros Final

Watch: Ugly Scenes Emerge As England Fans Take Over London Ahead Of Euros Final

The final of any major international tournament should be a celebration of football, but there were some ugly scenes around London ahead of the Euro 2020 decider between England and Italy this evening.

The game represents England's first chance at a trophy since the 1966 World Cup, with their fans understandably hugely excited by the prospect. However, this is not the type of thing you want to see.

A video has been circulating online showing some very poor behaviour from English supporters at London's Leicester Squad.

The footage shows the public space left in a sorry state, with supporters also recklessly throwing glass bottles across the square.

As the end of the clip shows, it appears as though some nearby properties have also been damaged.

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Such scenes had been steadily brewing since early in the day.

Police would attempt to clear the area, although it seems as though the crowds soon returned.

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Over the last number of years, some groups of English supporters have gained a reputation for misbehaving while following the national team abroad. There have been no shortage of examples of confrontations with European police as a result.

Things soon took a turn at Wembley Stadium itself, with a number of  supporters barging their way through the barricade near the ground.

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However, such incidents had been largely absent in Britain during this tournament up until this point.

Here's hoping we don't see something similar the aftermath of the final.

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Gary Connaughton

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