Police arrested 49 people the day after the Euro 2020 final on Sunday as police clashed with “volatile crowds”.
Nineteen officers were injured in scenes of violence outside Wembley Stadium and in central London.
Riot police walked through the crowds outside the stadium as fans left the game, with some throwing bottles and chanting anti-Italy slogans after England were defeated on penalties.
“We made 49 arrests during the day for various offenses. We will have agents on site all night ”, Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.
Violent skirmishes broke out at Wembley as lines of Metropolitan Police officers tried to block fans from entering the stadium, while violence was also reported insidehttps: //t.co/llE9D1Qdqe pic.twitter.com/3rF5ymh6BV
– ITV News (@itvnews) July 11, 2021
The English have lost. Incredible footage of violence at Wembley tonight. A child is punched by an adult man and an Asian man is repeatedly punched in the head by several people. Disgusting, disgusting behavior. pic.twitter.com/FsD7eFjipL
– Srewob Nicky (@GaiLuronNicky) July 12, 2021
Fans fought outside the stadium ahead of the match and scuffled with police and stewards as large groups without tickets made their way towards the stadium.
Bottles were thrown as fans left Wembley after the game, and police in riot gear stood next to it.
Some fans of Trafalgar Square in London went on a rampage after the loss, hitting fences, smashing bottles, knocking over trash cans and fighting against each other.
As a reminder, Italy won the league in London for the first time since 1968, with a 3-2 victory on penalties after the teams contested a 1-1 draw in overtime.