South Yorkshre police urge football fans enjoying Euros final to behave responsibly

South Yorkshire Police have taken to social media to urge people to drink and behave responsibly ahead of the big Euro 2020 football finals tonight, Sunday.

Sunday, 11th July 2021, 3:46 pm

South Yorkshire Police said on their @syptweet Twitter account that extra officers are patrolling to deal with any disorder before or after the England v Italy game at Wembley tonight, as people gather to watch in Sheffield pubs and gatherings of friends and family.

The Twitter feed said: “We're getting closer to kick-off! If you are heading out to watch the match, you might notice more of our officers than usual out on patrol as we anticipate a busy afternoon and evening.

“They are there to provide support and prevent any disorder before and after the game, so we can all have fun and enjoy it safely.

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If you are heading to a licensed premises, please remember that most places require you to book, and ensure you follow their guidelines to remain Covid safe.

“Please enjoy the game, but know we will not tolerate criminal behaviour and will be on hand if we are needed.

Help us to help you stay safe by drinking responsibly and being aware of your actions.

England fans celebrate in The Common Room in Sheffield after the England v Denmark Euros semi-final

“Should you need to report a crime, please speak to one of our officers, call 101 or report online. In an emergency, please call 999.”

Meanwhile, South Yorkshire fire service, tweeting as @SYFR, have gone with a funny Tweet, with a reference to the song Vindaloo and an image saying that England striker Raheem Sterling is on fire – and they’re fine with that.