BERLIN — English soccer fans are arrested for making Nazi salutes in Munich ahead of today’s Nations League tie away to Germany, according to local reports.
On the eve of the game, two England fans are reportedly arrested in Munich city center for giving the Nazi salute, which is banned in Germany.
Additionally, Munich’s fire service was called out to a city center hotel after an England fan lit a flare out of a window, which spread smoke through the building, triggering the smoke alarm.
Police in the Bavarian city were also twice called to a disturbance at one of the city’s famous beer cellars, where a group of around 300 England fans were disturbing the peace.
Yesterday, England head coach Gareth Southgate said he hoped the behavior of traveling fans would not “embarrass us.”
“You feel ashamed when you hear about it,” he admits.
Officially, England fans have been allocated 3,466 tickets for the match at the Allianz Arena, but there are fears thousands more could get in by using fake information to buy tickets from the German FA.