English FA, police condemn ‘unacceptable’ fan behaviour

The English FA has ‘condemned the unacceptable behaviour’ of England fans in Seville ahead of their Nations League match against Spain.

Video footage showed parked vehicles being damaged by travelling fans along with glasses and cans being thrown at passing cars.

“We condemn the unacceptable behaviour witnessed in Seville,” the FA said in a statement.

“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, deputy chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, added: “It is incredibly disheartening that again we have seen too many people who cannot behave themselves when travelling abroad to support the national team.

“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.

“That is particularly unfortunate for the majority of decent fans who follow England.”

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