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Danish family ‘attacked by England fans who surrounded their bus from Wembley’

Eva Greene said the attack has put her son off of supporting England in the upcoming finals against Italy

A Denmark-supporting family have told how they were attacked by dozens of England fans after the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley.

The mob sent a nine-year-old boy fleeing to the top of a bus while his dad was punched in the stomach.

Eva Greene, 43, said she and her American husband Lane were on their way home, with their sleeping son Henry, when about 40 England supporters spotted their Danish T-shirts through the bus’s windows. 

She told the Evening Standard: ‘They started banging on the windows and the doors, screaming and yelling.

‘They started filming us, it was uncomfortable and weird because we hadn’t engaged with them – we just wanted to go home.’ 

The bus driver was said to have let the mob in and Henry, who was terrified, ran off to the top floor. 

His mum followed and as she turned her back ‘one guy leapt up and punched (her) husband in the stomach’, she says. 

England fans swarm central London as national football team qualifies for Euro 2020. A mob of England fans allegedly assaulted a Danish supporter while his son ran away to the top floor of a bus after the Euros.

England fans flooded the whole of London after the Three Lions beat Denmark 2-1 (Picture: PA)
Denmark fans said they noticed England supporters sitting in their stand (Picture: PA Images)

As the bus pulled off, fans made ‘jerk-off’ hand signals to the family. 

Ms Greene said: ‘My husband, who is actually American, was really angry, he told them they should be ashamed of themselves, that they were disgracing the English team. England’s team deserves better fans.’

The digital communications officer said she and her husband are trying to convince Henry to support England when the Three Lions play Italy on Sunday. 

‘As Henry said “Who’s warning the Italian kids?”,’ the mum added. 

The Metropolitan Police confirmed it is investigating reports of an assault at around 11.30 on Wednesday, following England’s 2-1 victory.

Wembley Stadium had allocated 8,000 seats Denmark fans but many have said their stand was invaded by Three Lions supporters. 

Jeanette Jorgenson, who has lived in West London for 15 years, told The Guardian the game left her feeling ‘shaken up’. 

She claims a group of six or seven England fans, aged from 20 to 40, tried to take her Danish flag away from her and pulled her hair. 

 ‘I couldn’t believe what was happening. It was quite frightening,’ she said. 

As she and her cousins walked away from the stadium after the game, she was apparently told ‘you don’t belong here’.

England fans pile on top of double decker bus near Leicester Square

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NurPhoto via PA Images England supporters celebrate victory following the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark, in London, Britain, 7 July 2021. Harry Kane's extra-time goal gave England a 2-1 win over a shattered Denmark on Wednesday and took them through to the Euro 2020 final against Italy, their first major tournament final since the 1966 World Cup. (Photo by Maciek Musialek/NurPhoto)

Fans squared off with police following Wednesday’s nail-biting match (Picture: PA)
England supporters partied the night away in central London after the match (Picture: Shutterstock)

Many Danish fans, as well as the Danish Football Association itself, report that England fans were seated in Danish sections. 

Ms Jorgenson says she saw one ‘English bloke go up to this kid and try to remove him from his seat’. 

She said: ‘It was a frightening experience. We had to buy our tickets through the DBU because they wanted us all to sit together. 

‘I’m not sure what happened but there were definitely lots of English fans amongst us, which made the atmosphere go a bit numb. I think some people got a bit frightened because they were very aggressive.’

A few Danish fans who have had similarly bad experiences have posted on Facebook groups, warning Italian fans about England supporters’ behaviour. 

However, Ms Jorgenson did say there were many England fans who did not behave badly. 

England will play Italy on Sunday in its first Euros tournament final since 1966.

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