FANS SLAMMED FOR CHANTS
FA chairman condemns ‘disrespectful’ England supporters
England fans nor the values and identity we should aspire to as a football nation.”
Clarke added: “We are working with the England Supporters Travel Club and speaking with the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) to come together to address this issue.
“Everyone involved in the game has a responsibility to ensure that attending a football match is a safe and enjoyable experience for all.”
Earlier, the FSF also hit out at the chants, saying: “Over the last 20 years English football fans have built a worldwide reputation for our passionate support and the vocal backing we give to our teams.
“Unfortunately, little of the wit and imagination that goes into our club football songs is reflected at England games.
“England’s travelling support is made of people of all ages from a range of clubs, many of whom have worked hard in recent years to improve our standing abroad and have expressed concern to us about these chants.
“We don’t want to regress to a situation where that reputation is tarnished by the actions of a minority.”
England manager Gareth Southgate, asked about the chants after the match, said he had not heard them “but it has been mentioned to me.”
“Obviously our travelling support in terms of number and the way they back the team is brilliant,” he said.
“We would encourage them to do that in the right way at all times.” AFP
England fans look disappointed after their team’s defeat to Germany in the international friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday.