ENGLAND fans were left wading through rubbish and trying to avoid those clashing with Police after defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
There were scenes of violent disorder and chaos across the capital after Bukayo Saka’s unfortunate, but ultimate missed spot kick in the shootout handed Italy the trophy.
Streets were strewn with litter as fans kicked bins over amid clashes which left several Police officers requiring medical attention.
Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, St-Martin-In-The-Field Church and Trafalgar Square were among the most notable locations left requiring a huge clean-up operation this morning.
The Met Police released a statement after the game which read: “Our policing operation for the #Euro2020 final is drawing to a close. Thank you to the tens of thousands of fans who had good spirits and behaved responsibly.
“We made 49 arrests during the day for a variety of offences. We will have officers on hand throughout the night.
“Frustratingly, 19 of our officers were injured while they confronted volatile crowds. This is wholly unacceptable.”
The Metropolitan Police Federation, the body which represents thousands of London’s police, said: “These people should be ashamed of themselves. They are not fans. They are thugs. We wish our injured colleagues well.”