England are into the World Cup last four and their fans are convinced 'football is coming home.' In response to today's 2-0 victory over Sweden, a section of those fans decided to invade a London branch of Swedish furniture store Ikea.
The footage emerged online after the quarter-final result. In the build-up to the game, a running online joke was the revenge fans would take on Ikea should Sweden defeat them. Videos suggest instead they decided to dance on the store furniture. Staff within the store were also filmed in the clip.
A group of #England fans celebrating the teams 2-nil win over Sweden were filmed jumping on furniture and throwing things around at an #Ikea store in London. Staff at the Swedish-founded shop watched in horror as fans flooded in #WorldCup (video @KingMo786 ) pic.twitter.com/5yNV8XHUoW
— LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) July 7, 2018
— Sergio Chesi (@sechesi) July 7, 2018
Elsewhere in the city, the London Ambulance service also issued a tweet confirming an ambulance car was damaged in the celebrations.
We're delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us: while our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game - it's now off the road to be repaired. pic.twitter.com/V71kOEn4OO
— London Ambulance Service 💙 (@Ldn_Ambulance) July 7, 2018
— Met Police Taskforce (@MetTaskforce) July 7, 2018
The MET Task Force did confirm they have a picture of the suspect and Westminster Police are pursuing it.
Prior to today's game, sections of the British press had praised fans in Russia for their behaviour during this tournament.