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Poland fan throws bottle at Police in Berlin

A Poland fan has been pictured being detained by officers in Berlin after the supporter reportedly threw a bottle at a member of the German police.

Fan trouble continues to be an issue at Euro 2024, and this is yet another example of supporters failing to behave in the expected manner.

Watch: Poland fan detained after throwing bottle at police

Poland fan throws bottle at German police
Photo by Icon Sport

German police apprehend Poland fan in Berlin

In the hours before Poland's Euro 2024 clash with Austria, a game they ultimately went on to lose 3-1, their supporters had congregated at one of the many fan zones around the city.

However, one supporter, who was confronted by officers, decided to throw a glass bottle at a member of the police in Berlin. The aftermath, which saw the officers quickly detain the supporter, is shown in the video footage above.

The exact details of the event remain unclear, but what is certain is the fact that, for an array of reasons, fan behaviour has been incredibly poor at this tournament.

Crowd trouble

As alluded to, crowd trouble has been and still is a massive issue throughout the tournament so far. It is hard to blame any one nation's supporters for the incidents as there have been multiple fanbases at fault.

On the first day of the competition, which saw hosts Germany take on Scotland, there were very few incidents to report. However, as more and more supporters began to arrive in the country, tensions began to rise and it now feels as though multiple arrests are being made every day.

Given the rate at which violence is occurring, it is perhaps easy to point the finger at Germany itself, with a lack of policing a potential causing factor. However, security has actually been incredibly stern in the country and instead, it is the fans themselves who must take the majority of the blame for their behaviour.

Violence between fanbases, towards the police and in one rare case, between fans of the same country, has occurred with far too much regularity in the first week of Euro 2024 and a solution must be found quickly.