Euro 2020: England coach Gareth Southgate called on the Three Lions fans to celebrate the team’s 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine in style and boy they did! The England fans drank a record 42 million pints of beer as they celebrated Harry Kane & Co’s march into the Euro 2020 semifinals.
“I know what will be happening at home and that’s great – beers in hand, in the air, wherever it is. They should do that, they should enjoy. Party hard – well, within the rules. It has been a long year for everybody. I’m chuffed that the performances have brought so much happiness to people,” Gareth Southgate said.
Euro 2020: As England won at the Stadion Olimpico in Rome, the streets of London was taken over by Three Lions fans, involving in jubilant celebration with of course a glass of beer in hands. As per the alcohol industry data, England supporters drank 23 million pints at home while necking 19 million pints in the pubs of England.
It was a night to remember for them as England proved its supremacy on the night and the fans are already dreaming about Harry Kane lifting the Euro 2020 title at Wembley. ‘It’s coming home’ is everything that the fans can think of right now.
3 years ago today: England beat Colombia in the Round of 16 to win a World Cup penalty shootout for the first time ever, sparking incredible scenes all over the country 🏴
Let’s hope for similar celebrations tonight! #ThreeLions
— England Extra (@EnglandExtra) July 3, 2021
Euro 2020: With England’s win, large crowds erupted at a fan park near Trafalgar Square while hundreds more scaled the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain in London’s Piccadilly Circus — all chanting “football’s coming home.”
— Daily Echo (@dailyecho) July 3, 2021
If that was London, England’s other parts were ecstatic too. In Brighton, ecstatic supporters erupted in jubilation and had the pier shaking while in Newcastle similar incidents were observed.
— Hannah Graham (@HannahGraham21) July 3, 2021
Euro 2020: As Harry Maguire scored, his native in Sheffield erupted in joy with supporters gathering at the fountain in Barker’s Pool. In Bristol, fans draped bunting house to house and created a giant St George’s flag.
One of the fans, James Curran, who was present in Rome’s Olympic Stadium shared his experience with The Sun. He travelled from Prague, the Czech Republic with two of his friends.
“It has been the most amazing night. I don’t think anyone in the stadium expected this result. Everyone is in dreamland,” Gareth Southgate said.
An outstanding performance by @England tonight.
We’re all behind you for the semi-finals, bring it home 🏴
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 3, 2021
UK’s Prime Minister Borris Johnson too was ecstatic with the win. Johnson stood at the 10 Downing Street with a St George flag after tweeting “Bring it home.”