A naked Scottish football fan was dragged away by police after thousands of supporters descended on London for tomorrow’s match against England.

Several Met officers surrounded the man in Hyde Park in front of a crowd of rowdy onlookers, many of whom were donning kilts.

The Tartan Army filled the streets of the capital today, sinking plenty of beers as they prepared for tomorrow’s Euro 2020 showdown at at Wembley Stadium.

Supporters were pictured sitting taking a dip in the fountain at Leicester Square while others appeared to fill it with washing up liquid to make the water bubbly.

An estimated 22,000 Scots were expected to come to the capital ahead of tomorrow’s game at 8pm, but only 2,600 of them managed to get tickets for Wembley.

The traditional party spot for Scotland fans is Trafalgar Square, but that has been designated as a fan zone for local key workers with tickets.

So instead supporters are expected to head to Hyde Park for drinks before looking for pubs to watch the action.

A spokesman for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: ‘It is not possible to hold a fan zone for Scottish fans in London due to the Covid restriction.

‘Fans should only travel to the capital if they have a ticket or a safe place to watch the match.’

Pleading with authorities to give fans somewhere to watch the game, Connor Wilson tweeted: ‘Just put a big screen up in Hyde Park next Friday and keep us aw happy, doesn’t take much.’

Sven Lister, a member of the Rosyth Tartan Army supporters’ club, warned there could be disturbances if supporters find nowhere to watch the game.

He told MyLondon: ‘It just worries me that they’ve not done anything. There’s going to be groups wandering, possibly not getting to see the football, which would cause trouble.

‘They’ve got a party organised in Hyde Park, all they need to do is put a big screen up. They’ll tidy up after themselves.

‘There won’t be a case of leaving rubbish around. They’ll bring a bin bag and pick it up.’

Some fans have had to make last minute changes to their plans as publicans have cancelled their bookings.

Writing on the Tartan Army Facebook page, Dan Johnstone said: ‘Just had my booking for 12 of us cancelled. Knackered up the whole trip. Anyone know anywhere still taking bookings?’

Leading the Met’s policing of Euro 2020, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: ‘London remains in a public health crisis and we must all still take action to stick to government guidelines on social distancing and gatherings.

‘Please, only come to London if you have a ticket for a match, fan zone or somewhere safe to watch the match.’

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