A video has surfaced online of a group of English fans celebrating their win over Sweden in the World Cup by running into an IKEA and jumping on the furniture while singing “football’s coming home.”
Fans were seen jumping on beds and throwing items on the floor. The store officials tried in vain to ask the fans to leave, but they carried on singing and destroying the store.
Another video showed a security guard at the shop trying to put a stop to the celebrations. The traffic was also brought to a standstill, and the authorities had to issue a warning to the fans across the capital, according to Sportskeeda.
The video was taken in an IKEA in Stratford in London and is currently trending on Twitter.
A group of #England fans celebrating the teams 2-nil win over Sweden were filmed jumping on furniture and throwing things around at an #Ikea store in London. Staff at the Swedish-founded shop watched in horror as fans flooded in #WorldCup (video @KingMo786 ) pic.twitter.com/5yNV8XHUoW
— LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) July 7, 2018
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) July 8, 2018
England fans were also caught on camera trashing an ambulance after the game, as well as blocking roads and cutting off traffic.
Some England fans are just as undignified in victory as they are in defeat. pic.twitter.com/74n98gGIBC
— Darren Griffiths #FBPE (@dhwg3010) July 8, 2018
England fans can be utter pricks. See: Ikea mob and this below where they trashed an ambulance vehicle. It’s this kind of behaviour that dampens the sport and also adds to the hooliganism stereotype of the English. pic.twitter.com/qK5hwpqCU7
— Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) July 8, 2018
With England moving on to the semifinals in the World Cup for the first time since 1990, it was expected that there would be plenty of celebration. However, this type of behavior is reminiscent of the Eagles Superbowl win, when Eagles fans took to the streets of Philadelphia and destroyed parts of the city by setting fires and flipping cars.
England fans were understandably excited to watch their team beat Sweden two-nil and move forward to the semifinals for the first time in 28 years. Fans packed the stadium in Russia and pubs back home, waiting anxiously to see if England would beat Sweden and move forward to the final four teams in the World Cup.
The amount of people watching Englands win over Sweden yesterday hit 19.64m viewers!?
That doesn’t count most of the country watching it in the pub 🍻
World Cup fever has certainly hit ENGLAND!! 🏴 pic.twitter.com/kIpcCeIZ4I
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 8, 2018
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