Brutal Spanish cops pepper-spray England fans celebrating Euro 2020 semi-final win as they party on Magaluf strip
THIS is the moment brutal Spanish cops pepper-sprayed England fans who were celebrating the semi-final win over Denmark in Magaluf.
Armed police officers were filmed marching down Punta Ballena strip, ordering tourists who weer celebrating the country's win off the road and onto the pavement.
An officer used his pepper spray bare-chested Brit who was pushed to the kerb as his colleagues walked past others who broke off singing: ‘Football’s coming home’ to jeer them as they appeared.
Many revellers were seen in obvious discomfort as they pull up their T-shirts to cover their mouths and rub their eyes.
Earlier in the evening another Brit risked a fine by provocatively walking behind a police patrol car advancing slowly up the strip with a can of his drink in his hand.
He appeared to lap up the attention he was getting from other revellers as he held his arms high in the air and sang ‘Football’s coming home’ with other shirtless friends by his side.
The appearance of the Civil Guard was met with boos from England fans who forgot social distancing recommendations to dance in the street with no face masks on and throw drinks over each other as the final whistle blew on another great performance from Gareth Southgate’s boys.
One Brit could be overheard shouting: “I’ve just been hit by a baton” as the patrol officers cleared the street.
Local town hall-employed police also joined them in trying to maintain order.
There were no immediate reports of any injuries or arrests.
It comes as cops in Magaluf have been ordered to crackdown on "disgraceful" behaviour such as heavy boozing and fights.
It follows a regional government decision to introduce special regulations in bars and restaurants in Majorca and Ibiza in a bid to control so-called "tourism of excesses."
Sun-starved Brits flocked the island for the first time after it was added to the UK's green list.
The new set of rules includes pubs and restaurants closing at 2am unless the local council imposes an earlier rule and only six people can sit at a table inside and ten people outside.
"Our commitment continues to be zero permissiveness with uncivil attitudes that disturb coexistence in these areas and damage their image," warned Minister of Tourism and Labour and spokesman for the Government Iago Negueruela.
British Consul General Lloyd Milen said: ''We want people to have a holiday to remember, not one to forget'' as he promoted an update of the Foreign Office’s 2019 ‘Stick With Your Mates’ campaign to help British tourists stay safe on nights out.
Last month Brits were warned against causing drunken carnage as officials urged tourists heading to resorts like Magaluf and San Antonio to be “responsible.”
Popular hotspots including the famous Punta Ballena strip were closed down last yearin a bid to crackdown on anti-social behaviour and the dangers involved with Covid.
And while the island reopened and got ready to welcome back Brits, tourism bosses are determined to shake off the town's infamous party resort image post Covid.
Javier Pascuet, director general of tourism for Calvia, previously told The Sun Online that the pandemic restrictions are helping them enforce changes to the image of the party town.
Mr Pascuet told The Sun Online: “The normal Covid regulations will be in place for tourists visiting so in bars there will be a limit to the number of people allowed in.
“There will be no party boats, pub crawls or happy hours.
“That means all you can drink, offers like two-for-one drinks, there will be none of that. There will be areas of Magaluf you can’t drink so there will be quiet, family areas.”
Source: Read Full Article