An England fan had to be stretchered into an ambulance in Seville, Spain, after he reportedly downed a bottle of a clear spirit.
Footage shows the man slumped in a pile on the floor as fellow fans clap and cheer. The man, who has cuts to his elbows, is then lifted into a stretcher and carried into an ambulance.
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The incident took place in the southern Spanish city yesterday, with the Mirror reporting a friend of the fan to have said that his condition was improving and he may be allowed to leave hospital soon. It is unclear whether the fan made it to the match.
Footage from later on Sunday night showed rowdy England fans banging on shops in the city, throwing glasses and kicking wing-mirrors off cars. Riot police ultimately had to use warning shots to disperse the fans, who stampeded through the streets.
No arrests or injuries have been reported, however, the FA has condemned the behaviour of the fans.
A spokesman said: “We condemn the unacceptable behaviour witnessed in Seville. With the Spain fixture still to come on Monday night, we urge those following the team to respect our hosts and act in a responsible manner.
“We will sanction any England Supporters’ Travel Club member found to be responsible for disorder.”
UK football policing lead Mark Roberts and deputy chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, said the behaviour was ‘incredibly disheartening’ following a relatively peaceful World Cup for England fans.
According to the BBC, he said: “It would appear the good behaviour in Russia was the exception rather than the new normality, and the scenes from overnight will undoubtedly influence the way in which future venues, and local police, plan for and approach England supporters.
“It is therefore incredibly disheartening that again we have seen too many people who cannot behave themselves when travelling abroad to support the national team.
“That is particularly unfortunate for the majority of decent fans who follow England.”
Mr Roberts added that England fans who misbehave could face prosecutions in Spain as well as football banning orders upon their return to the UK.
In March, more than 100 England fans were arrested in Amsterdam when England beat the Netherlands in a friendly, by a score of 1-0. By contrast, there were only three arrests among the 7,000 England fans who travelled to Russia for the World Cup.
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