Euro 2020: Moment naked Scotland fan charges into the Serpentine as Tartan Army takeover London for England game

A NAKED Scottish football fan launched himself into the Serpentineafter thousands of Scots descended into London ahead of tonight's game.

Police arrested the nude bloke after he made the plunge in front of dozens of other members of the Tartan Army in Hyde Park on Thursday.

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Multiple Met Police officers were spotted surrounding the streaker before dragging him away from the crowd of onlookers.

Video footage shows the excited nude fan launching himself into the Serpentine as fellow Scot's cheered.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "A 25-year-old man was arrested for indecent exposure in Hyde Park. He was taken into police custody before being cautioned and released. 

"Another man was arrested for the attempted theft of a police officer’s hat, assault with intent of avoiding arrest and assault of emergency worker.

"He was taken to a south London police station where he currently remains."

Meanwhile another high-spirited fan was filmed doing the worm on the tube in a kilt, accidentally flashing the rest of the carriage.

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Dozens of Scots headed to London's Hyde Park after arriving in the capital yesterday.

Raucous Scottish fans taunted English fans upon their arrival by bragging "we'll destroy the English b******s".

Tartan Army supporters were pictured piling out of King's Cross station draped in flags and swigging Buckfast.

One Scot arrival, Cameron Lynus told the Sun Online: "Scotland are gonna win, absolutely.

"We’ll destroy the English b******s," he taunted.

Michael Lynch, 34, who donned a traditional glengarry hat for the trip down from Dundee said: “The key thing is if we score, we have to score, in two pints time we’ll definitely win. 

"“As long as we can cheer then were happy, Scotland will score first."



20-year-old Drew Jackson who travelled down from Lockerbie said: "Scotland will win, 2-1. On paper, Scotland will win.

"If we win, it's not just a win for the players in football it's a win for the country."

The fans are planning to descend on pubs in the capital en masse to watch the Group D clash at 8pm tonight.

And the kilt-wearing Scots got the party started early as they belted out chants in a sea of blue and white in London.

Scotland have been allocated less than 3,000 tickets for the sellout 21,500 qualifier at Wembley.

But between 6,000 and 20,000 Scottish supporters are reportedly planning on making the trip across the border.






All trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh to London were sold out.

The oldest fixture in international football is steeped in history – with the last time England took on the Scots in the Euros way back in 1996.

Gazza marked his winning goal with his infamous dentist chair celebration as the Three Lions went on to win 2-0.

Wembley historically hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Scotland – with England beating the Auld Enemy 18 times in 32 games at the stadium.

The last time the two teams met at Wembley saw Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill steering England to a 3-0 win for the World Cup qualifier in 2016.

But the thousands of singing Scotland fans spilling out of London stations today don't seem too concerned by the stats.






However, there is rising concern about the lack of Covid-secure fan zones for the match.

Scotland fans had been urged not to travel without tickets or having arranged a safe place to watch the game.

The Met's Deputy commissioner Sir Stephen House said: "We are expecting a large number of fans from Scotland to come down for the England v Scotland match.

"Inevitably people will attend who don’t have tickets. We have significant extra resources on duty to deal with any disorder that may occur.

“I would urge all fans to behave properly and to control their drinking…. To fans from Scotland, if they don’t have a ticket, they should not come.”





London mayor Sadiq Khan has said there will be nowhere for fans to gather, in line with current Covid guidelines.

He warned: "I am today urging all fans to only come to London if you have a ticket for the match or if you have arranged a safe place to watch it from, in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. 

“I want to be completely clear that Scottish fans will not be able to access their traditional Trafalgar Square base as it will be used as a socially-distanced Fan Zone for key workers who are helping our city through the pandemic.

"Due to COVID regulations there are no alternative sites for fans to gather in large numbers in central London."

Scotland lost their first qualifier to the Czech Republic 2-0 on Monday, the day after England beat Croatia 1-0.

The teams last played competitively in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, with England winning 3-0 at Wembley and the teams drawing 2-2 at Hampden.

Scotland and England played each other in a friendly at the end of each season for decades.

But the traditional joust was scrapped over repeated crowd trouble.







 

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