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An England fan has described how transport chaos left supporters struggling till the early hours of the morning to return to their lodging after the 1-0 win over Serbia at Euro 2024.

Sam Shethran was compelled to stroll dwelling within the rain from the VELTINS-Arena after witnessing a Jude Bellingham objective ship the victory and stated his destiny was much better than others he noticed stranded.

Problems, the England fan defined, started the second he left the bottom.

“It’s very poorly lit outside the stadium and most of the fans got funnelled down a slope, which was quite muddy because it had been raining all day,” he informed the Express.

“We were all stumbling downwards, kids, women, everyone, in the darkness downhill on slippy surface.

“At the bottom it was a quite bottlenecked situation with a small gap for people to go through a gate so everyone was pushing together and it wasn’t very comfortable.

“People were having to like grab onto each other and it was poorly lit all the way down to where the trams and the buses going to Gelesenkirchen town centre were.”

However, when Sam and the opposite England followers had navigated this dimly lit, slippery route, they discovered one other drawback ready for them.

“The trams and the buses were already jam-packed full so no-one could get on,” he continued.

“So me and [practically] everyone leaving the stadium just couldn’t get on any of them.

“[In the end] me and any other person who was fit and healthy enough for a 45 to 50-minute walk to Gelsenkirchen did that.

“Every coach and tram was jam-packed [and I’ve since heard] people were waiting three or four hours.

“I got to the place I was staying at 1am and saw [messages] on WhatsApp from people saying they were still waiting.

“There were a lot of really angry disappointed people. You got to Germany expecting German efficiency when it comes to travel and that was the complete opposite to what we had.”

Sam stated that he noticed on his stroll dwelling how packed trams had been made even fuller as folks tried to board at stations additional down the route.

It was a scenario made all of the extra grim by the driving rain and unseasonably chilly circumstances in Germany final night time.

“Every time it stopped more people would try to squeeze on,” he added. “I simply felt sorry for the youngsters, the little women with their dads particularly within the moist and darkness. It was simply actually disagreeable.”

Local authorities in Gelsenkirchen have been contacted for remark and we’re awaiting an official assertion on the problems raised on this article.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1912258/euros-chaos-england-fans-stranded