Hundreds of England football fans marked their side’s World Cup run coming to an end with a good-nature celebration in Preston city centre.Advertisement
Roads were closed off from the second-half onwards and fans spilled out of pub and bars to mark Gareth Southgate’s team’s defeat to Croatia in the semi-final.
A smoke grenade was set off with songs sung and fans dancing and waving England fans.
Even after defeat 🙌🏼
Posted by Jonny Esfahan on Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Preston Police have not reported any major incidents following the defeat on Wednesday (11 July) evening – with a few arrests for drunk and disorderly behaviour only.
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The Church Street celebrations followed raucous scenes in both Friargate and Church Street after the last 16 and quarter-final victories over Colombia and Sweden.