Beer worry for England followers at Euro 2024 as warning issued over ‘stronger’ ale

England followers have been warned in regards to the energy of German booze forward of Euro 2024.

Tens of 1000’s of Three Lions supporters are making ready to flock to the match – the primary Euros for the reason that pandemic with full crowds in attendance. They might be joined by Scotland and presumably Wales followers, with the latter Home Nation within the play-offs on the finish of subsequent month.

With not less than half-a-million Brits anticipated to go to Germany in June and July, the Foreign Office is getting its messaging in early doorways. However, one explicit piece of recommendation has attracted ridicule.

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In what’s going to come as a shock to completely nobody who has ever attended an Oktoberfest occasion, supporters have been instructed to be conscious of their consumption, given German beer is a tad stronger than British booze.

“Beer can be stronger than in the UK, so drink responsibly, know your limits and respect local laws. You may not be let into the stadium if you drink too much,” says the Foreign Office on its Euro 2024 journey recommendation part.

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England and Scotland fans drinking at Euro 2020
England and Scotland followers ingesting at Euro 2020

For the document, UK beer is round 4.4% in line with Drinkaware, whereas the German equal 4.7% to five.4%. The perceived patronising recommendation has been slammed by politicians and followers.

Tory MP Kevin Foster instructed The Sun: “At a time when there are so many serious issues for the FCDO to be tackling in terms of global peace, passing comment on German beer should be the least of their worries.

“Fans travelling to Germany ought to respect our hosts and their legal guidelines, as we count on these visiting the UK to do, however they do not want nanny state recommendation to take action.”

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Fans have additionally been urged to purchase match tickets from official sources, not touts. The Foreign Office recommendation reads: “Only buy match tickets from official providers. Tickets will be electronic and you will need your mobile phone to validate them at entry.

“Make sure your phone is charged and take into account roaming charges in Germany – check with your phone provider before you travel. Match tickets bought through unofficial means may not be valid. If you sell tickets through unofficial means, you could be prosecuted.”