Millwall Fans Raise £9,000 To Fix Damaged London Ambulance Service Car
A group of football supporters have raised money to pay for the damages sustained by an ambulance car that was damaged by England fans celebrating in the street after beating Sweden last Saturday.
The Millwall fans set up a fundraising page asking for £5,000 to repair the vehicle, which was badly damaged after a load of thoughtless England fans climbed on the roof of it and stood on it.
A woman has since been arrested in connection with the incident.
Their fundraising page said: "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."
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 fans often get somewhat of a bad press, but this is obviously a really nice thing to do. One of the fundraising page's supporters said: "Well done MSC [Millwall Supporters Club], showing that there are decent fans. I'm a Hammer [A supporter of Millwall's rivals West Ham] but can still show support to a worthy cause."
It worked, as well. They easily raised the money, and at last glance, the fund is up to just over £9,000.
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With that in mind, they've updated their supporters and said that they'd love to get to £10,000. All money raised will go to the London Ambulance Service, which is good.
They continued: "Any money raised over the target will be donated to the London Ambulance service for much needed funds.
"The £5,000 target was just a guess at the repair work, and we are so grateful for every penny donated and all of the support given, but now we have come so close to doubling it, let's see if we can get to £10,000!"
After the game, which England won 2 - 0, fans spilled onto the streets of London's Borough Market and some fans decided they were going to climb on the car.
After that, London Ambulance Service said: "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,"
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. pic.twitter.com/V71kOEn4OO
- London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) July 7, 2018
Good going, you morons.
Anyway, this whole thing just goes to show that, despite the stick that they often get, football fans are capable of doing really nice things, as well as really stupid ones.
For the most part, football fans are good people.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/London Ambulance Service