Euro 2021: the Danish anthem whistled by English fans at Wembley

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The hyme of Denmark was whistled before the start of the semi-final of Euro 2021 against England, this Wednesday evening in the lair of Wembley (London), populated for the occasion by about 60,000 spectators.

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England-Denmark opened on a false note. Before the start of this second semi-final of Euro 2021 on Wednesday, it seems that many English fans have forgotten the rules of decorum. Because the Danish anthem, Der er and yndigt land (“It is a lovely country”), was extensively hissed at Wembley (London), where around 60,000 spectators were allowed.

Few Danish supporters

Given the health situation and the rules in force to prevent the spread of Covid-19, relatively few foreign supporters were able to travel to London to attend the semi-finals and the final. Of the 60,000 spectators expected for the England match, 8,000 Danish supporters were announced. Most of them were expats living in the UK. For Italy-Spain, 1,000 tifosi were mentioned.

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The presence of fans from abroad is indeed almost impossible in the United Kingdom, since anyone entering the kingdom is subject to isolation ranging from five to ten days. The British island, very hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, is currently facing an outbreak of the Delta variant, which is much more contagious.

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The Red and Whites, on the other hand, are supported by the Danish Crown Prince, his wife and their eldest son. The trio could be exempted from the quarantine rules because “it is only natural that the royal family, there too, represents Denmark”, justified their spokesperson.

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