It’s been a wild few weeks for football fans as England creeps closer and closer to the possibility of a historic world cup win. With each new victory the streets of England—and away fans from all over the world—celebrate in increasingly crazy and over-the-top ways. However, as is inevitable, some of the celebrations end up going a step too far.
After the recent victory against Sweden England fans took to the streets of London and partied… hard. It was all just a bit of fun until fans surrounded an ambulance and, after a few chants and cheers, began to jump on top of the ambulance. At the time no one could have known if the ambulance was empty or full, or in the middle of taking a patient to get treatment, but it seems that no one really cared. By the time it was all done—including one woman who jumped around with her breasts out—the ambulance had a smashed windscreen, dented roof, and thousands of pounds of damage done to it.
London ambulance damaged as England fans celebrate World Cup quarter-final win https://t.co/gi2GdY4lmk— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 7, 2018
This prompted a lot of anger amongst fans and internet users who felt that some people had taken the celebrations way, way, too far.
“We’re delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us,” the London Ambulance Service said in an official statement about the event. “While our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game.
“It’s now off the road to be repaired.”
However, police soon put out a call to the internet asking for help identifying the people pictured—and there were lots of pictures—jumping up and down on the ambulance. It didn’t take long at all before the internet responded and the police released the following tweet:
England fans trample London ambulance as celebrations turn wild https://t.co/zaNQ7Qb11t— Metro (@MetroUK) July 8, 2018
“Many thanks to all for sharing,” they wrote. “Now it’s our turn.”
Despite the police having one of the individuals identities confirmed they have stated no arrests have been made so far, although they are working to identify the rest of the people photographed, one of whom was dressed as a Gareth Southgate impersonator.
Hopefully England will continue to rack up more and more victories in the coming matches. And, with any luck, people will find a way to celebrate without acting like complete and utter d*ckheads.