A Blackburn fan was thrown from taxi roof by a raging driver in Birmingham when celebrating the England win against Ukraine.
A video of the shocking moment shows the moment a jubilant and quite possibly pissed male climbed onto the vehicle before then being pulled by the ankles from the top.
It came just minutes after England hammered Ukraine to set up a Euro 2020 semi-final showdown with Denmark at Wembley.
After going through a series of legendary England anthems including Three Lions by Baddiel and Skinner, some started to sing “on the car, on the car”, and an admittedly Ashley duly obliged to make himself look cool in front of his mates.
The angry taxi driver can be seen climbing out of the vehicle, before grabbing the man and leaving him to fall to the floor, without a care how hurt he was.
The cabbie then speeds away, as a bystander lashes out at what they had just seen – kicking out at the car as it moves off.
Shouts and screams can be heard from the groups of people outside the Sun on The Hill pub in Bennetts Hill, Birmingham.
The footage was captured by an onlooker less than half an hour after the full time whistle had blown.
West Midlands Police confirmed officers were not called to the scene, and trouble linked to the football was ‘minimal’ in the city.
It was ‘business as usual for a Saturday night’, a force spokesman said.
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Footage of the incident was shared with the Lancashire Telegraph and shows the unhappy taxi driver attempting to remove the man from his roof before driving off.
Ashley said: “Me and my mates went to Birmingham for the weekend to meet a few lads and ended up going to watch the game.
“After the game everyone was chanting England songs outside and then taxis were going past and some people were chanting ‘on the car, on the car’ – obviously me being drunk, I thought it was a bit of fun and I did it.
“I honestly thought it was hilarious when I fell off the taxi. I only had a cut on my elbow so it was worth it.
“It’s coming home.”
Blackburn supporting Ashley understands why the taxi driver was annoyed and despite his potentially catastrophic fall, said he had ‘no hard feelings’.
He says it has not been deterred him from enjoying a similarly raucous evening, saying that he will again watch Wednesday’s titanic Euro 2020 semi-final clash against Denmark with friends and a few beers.
He predicts England will beat the Danes 3-1, securing a first final appearance since the famous 1966 World Cup, which was also played out on home soil.
In a message to manager Gareth Southgate – Ashley says “my man super Jack Grealish should start” and again… “it’s coming home”.
Facebook and Twitter users gave their reaction as a raging driver hurls the England fan off his taxi roof in Birmingham city centre…
@Seany1969: Good on the taxi driver.
@anita_serine: I can’t say i blame the taxi driver! Yes be excited but there’s no need for all of that behaviour!
@mohak00: Well done taxi driver 👏🏽👏🏽
@Nick82snt: I hate people like this. Well done taxi driver
Andrew Webb said: “Fairplay to the taxi driver.”
Nigel Oconnell posted: “Good for him, he go off light, no respect for a bloke trying earn a living.”
Shamo Ahmed said: “Well done taxi driver.”
Connor Delaney posted: “What kind of moron stamps on someone’s property because the men got the ball in the goal. Grow up.”
Lisa Bishop said: “The football supporter was drunk and disorderly which is an offence in itself. It is not a justifiable excuse to vandalise other peoples property!”
Audrey Heath said: “The answer is do not drink if you cannot behave and be respectable to other people and their property. I think most people would have reacted in the same way.”
Kal Hussain said: “You do stupid things while drunk you gonna wake up with the consequences.”
Karen Hewston said: “Good for the taxi driver!
Lawretta Henshaw-Ajadi added: “Good for him trying to destroy another person’s means of livelihood.”