A Danish woman who has lived in London for 15 years denounced that she was attacked by English fans after the European Championships and adds: “I’m worried about the Italians: let’s hope it doesn’t happen to them too”
Jeanette Jorgensen she went to Wembley to see England-Denmark along with three cousins. “As we walked back to the end of the game, the British started insulting us,” he said. “They told us to come back to our house and they tried to take the flag of Denmark from my hand. As I resisted the attempt, they started to pull my hair too. It didn’t seem real to me that it was happening: it was terrifying ”.
The woman added that she had reported the incident to the police, but was not confident in an intervention. Also, he reported seeing many Englishmen in the sector reserved for guest supporters: “A guy went to a Danish guy to push him out of his seat. It was terrible. We bought tickets from the Danish Football Association to sit next to each other. I don’t know what happened, but there were so many Brits mixed in with us. The atmosphere was therefore very tense and people were afraid of their aggression ”.
Jeanette Jorgensen and other Danish fans have talked about their bad experience on several Facebook groups of Italians who emigrated to London, to warn them about how much they will risk Sunday at Wembley: “We just wanted to spend a nice evening enjoying the game. Not everyone was threatening, but now I’m worried about the Italian fans: I really hope it doesn’t happen to them too ”.
His report is not the only one concerning episodes of violence on the occasion of England-Denmark. Sigrun Matthiesen Campbell told the Danish site DR: “My sons, aged 14 and 11, didn’t dare show off their Denmark shirts and caps because they were terrified of the British. At the entrance to the stadium they spit on us and insulted us“.