Millwall fans have raised thousands of pounds to repair an ambulance car damaged after England’s World Cup win against Sweden.
The London Ambulance Service was left furious after a minority of supporters jumped on top of the vehicle, denting its bonnet and smashing its windscreen.
Images of young revellers jumping on top of an ambulance car in central London, that had been called to attend a patient shortly after the final whistle, were heavily condemned online.
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Standing so proudly on an NHS @Ldn_Ambulance Rapid Response Car and damaging the vehicle to the point where it can no longer respond to emergencies
— ☤ WMAS HART ☤ (@WMASHART) July 8, 2018
The ALS released images of the damage, adding: We’re delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us: while our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game, it’s now off the road to be repaired.
Obviously we are chuffed with the result this afternoon but there is absolutely NO excuse to vandalise emergency service vehicles by jumping on them..
This vehicle is now off the road and unable to respond to patients.
We are better than this England…. pic.twitter.com/ZvfG50zjkw
— Joint Response Unit (@LAS_JRU) July 7, 2018
Millwall Supporters’ Club has started a fundraiser to repair the wrecked vehicle, which had to be taken off the road, the London Ambulance Service said.
Their JustGiving page aims to raise £5,000 to cover the cost of repairs.
? FUNDRAISING APPEAL ? After the events which saw an emergency response vehicle vandalised, the MSC have set up a fundraising page to help with any repairs.
— Millwall Supporters’ Club (@TheMillwallFans) July 8, 2018
The page reads: ‘At the Millwall Supporters’ Club we think it is very important to help our local community, so we want to help to raise funds to help with the repair of an emergency response vehicle that was damaged after the England v Sweden game in the World Cup 2018 quarter final.
‘We are very grateful for any donations and support you can offer.
‘If the insurance company pays for the repairs, all monies raised will be donated to the local ambulance service whose vehicle has sustained this damage.’
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