June 28, 2010 3.53 pm This story is over 165 months old

Police praise trouble-free World Cup

Not sore losers: Police said there were no incidents of public disorder reported in Lincoln after England lost to Germany on Sunday.

Lincoln had a trouble-free weekend, despite England losing against Germany in the World Cup on Sunday in South Africa. Lincolnshire Police said the tournament passed without any incidents of public disorder in Lincoln, where many fans took advantage of the good weather and watched the match in bars and pubs.

“We did not anticipate trouble or disturbance from fans, and I’m pleased to report that they have not let us down,” said Assistant Chief Constable Peter Davies of Lincolnshire Police. “Despite fans being disappointed at the team’s exit, this did not develop into disorder or hostility, and fans have acted extremely responsibly.

“The county has a diverse population and there are members of the community whose teams are still competing,” Davies added. “We have every confidence that the remainder of the World Cup will pass without incident and as peacefully as it has so far, to the credit of all the fans.”

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Ryu Voelkel via Flickr