Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

News in Brief; England Fans Get Suspended Jail Terms for Slovakia Violence

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

News in Brief; England Fans Get Suspended Jail Terms for Slovakia Violence

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FIVE English football fans have been given five-month suspended jail terms and fined pound sterling1,000 each for destroying property after England's 2-1 victory over Slovakia on 12 October.

An Austrian court heard engineers Nathan Barras, 27, and Peter Dyer, 43, welder Daniel Allot, 21, factory worker Andrew McNee, 18, and 18-year-old student Paul Hartley, from Burnley, Lancashire, admitted destroying property in a rampage in neighbouring Vienna - because police had shut the pubs in Bratislava.

Slovakia has been under fire for alleged racism against English players but the Slovak FA president Frantisek Laurinec said: "We have to label English people as a nation of hooligans."

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