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'Leicester Fan Trouble Had Absolutely Nothing To With Brexit'
13 April 2017, 20:24 | Updated: 13 April 2017, 20:36
Social media has turned on Leicester fans after they clashed with police in Madrid, blaming songs about Gibraltar and the fans' attitude on Brexit. Iain Dale won't accept that.
A number of Leicester fans were arrested and hurt after clashes with police that also saw some officers hurt. It all came before Leicester's big Champions League match with Atletico Madrid.
During the disturbance, Leicester fans were caught on camera singing songs about Gibraltar - as well as chants about the Battle of Britain.
That's led to some blaming the entire scene on Brexit:
Ah, Brexit Britain on tour. I imagine Boris Johnson wrote the song! https://t.co/X6Ry2y0nll— Matthew Rhodie (@matthewrhodie) April 13, 2017
Hundreds of drunken EU yobs travel to Spain thanks to open borders and riot and wreck town.— Otto English (@Otto_English) April 12, 2017
Destroying a beautiful city centre square as well as racist and xenophobic chanting. Leicester fans are Brexit personified— Andrew Richardson (@acrutd) April 12, 2017
And Iain Dale was quick to shut that down - insisting the scenes were down to alcohol and nothing else.