England fans celebrate on top of bus stops and in Ikea stores
Videos posted to social media saw huge crowds fill the streets in cities across the country
Football fans were seen dancing on top of bus stops and inside an Ikea after England’s win against Sweden.
Videos posted to social media saw huge crowds fill the streets in cities across the country after the team made it through to the World Cup semi-finals.
In Nottingham, a group of supporters were seen dancing on top of a bus shelter, while other clips from Manchester and Birmingham showed people on top of buses with their shirts off.
Andrew Sheard posted a video of a group of fans dancing on top of a bus stop and wrote: “What an experience!! We are through to the semi finals!! #England #Nottingham”
Another clip from London Bridge saw a swarm of people in the street with people clinging on to lampposts to see over the crowds as hundreds sang Baddiel and Skinner’s 1996 hit Three Lions.
Footage from Clapham, south London, sees a fan plunge through a glass bus stop roof after leaping from the top of a double-decker bus.
In one video, a car can be seen with a smashed roof and windscreen in Nottingham.
The woman who posted the footage, who only wanted to be named as Rebecca, 21, said: “Luckily the taxi was empty and I didn’t see who did it.
“There were a few people kicking the trams, and they couldn’t get out of the centre tram stop because of the sheer volume of people pouring into the centre from the castle grounds.”
She said she saw fans “dancing on bus stops, smashing cars and windows”.
Great scenes in London today but marred by some senseless fans jumping all over an ambulance 1st response vehicle. Smashed windscreen and wing mirrors. Taken out of service. Come on England fans we’re better than that. #ItsComimgHome— MPS Football Unit (@MPSFootballUnit) July 7, 2018
A crowd of supporters were also filmed rushing into an Ikea in Stratford, east London, dancing on the furniture and kicking items around.
An Ikea spokeswoman said: “We are aware of a small group of fans celebrating the match result in one of our stores.
“Being both British and Swedish, we were on the edge of our seats during the game and we would like to say ‘Grattis!’ (that’s congratulations in Swedish) to the England team for getting through to the semi-finals.”