England fans cause chaos on Sheffield’s Ecclesall Road while celebrating Croatia victory

England fans have been criticised for spilling out into Ecclesall Road and stopping traffic as they celebrated England’s first round win in the Euro’s yesterday.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 11:39 am

Hundreds of fans gathered in the street to celebrate the 1-0 win against Croatia in the football championship, but the scenes have been criticised by those concerned about the spread of Covid-19.

Gary Binns, who captured the scenes as he drove home to Penistone after a day out in the Peak District, described the crowds as ‘shocking’.

He explained that police officers had to be deployed to disperse the group and how on the other end of the busy road firefighters were called out to deal with a skip set alight after the full-time whistle.

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Crowds gathered in Ecclesall Road after England's 1-0 Euro win yesterday
Crowds gathered in Ecclesall Road after England's 1-0 Euro win yesterday

The 42-year-old said: “The scenes on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield yesterday after England’s game with Croatia were shocking.

“Not only was it against Covid rules but these are the sort of scenes that are going to keep putting back the end of lockdown restrictions.”

He added: “Boris Johnson is expected to make an announcement today about delaying the full lifting of lockdown restrictions and it is scenes like those witnesses yesterday which are just not helping.

“Many of us want to get back to living our lives normally again, doing the things we haven’t been able to for so long, but then you get crowds like this which are going to put us back to square one again.”

He said police officers had to disperse the crowds, which held up traffic.