This was the Charleroi riots of 2000, during the 2000 European football championships.
If memory serves me correct, I believe that a few hundred English fans "took on" several thousand cops . . . and came out the winner! Read that again, please. They were outnumbered 10 to 1 and did NOT lose, besides fighting the opposing German fans.
As I wrote last week about the then, appalling behaviour of English fans in "storming" Wembley and taking other people's seats that they had not paid for - It's a sign of invincibility or I would prefer to call it, "unconquerability" - if that word even exists!
In addition, there were also the UEFA Cup Riots (or battle!) in 2000, that even has its own Wikipedia article; laid out as if it was a battle during World War I or II - Astounding!
But this simply ALWAYS happens with the British, or I would say, predominantly with the English, of all shapes, sizes and colours. Look at this from earlier this week. Where a mixed lot of combatants, tore into one another. Tally Ho!
But also, this is earlier this year, in the same delightful English town of Luton.
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