- England vs Germany forced a young fan of Die Mannschaft to burst into tears after her beloved team was knocked out
- The Three Lions defeated the Germans 2-0 in a Round of 16 clash played at Wembley Stadium on June 29
- A sum of £36,000 (about N20.4million) has been raised for the crying fan after English fans took to social media to abuse her
A young Germany fan was filmed crying moments after England knocked Germany out of the Euro 2020 championship on June 29, Mirror reports.
The man who raised the funds for the girl has been able to reach the family members of the fan, hoping the money will go to charity.
A 51-year-old man Joel Hughes who is based in Caerleon, Newport, launched a fundraiser to "show her not everyone in the UK is horrible".
Angry fans blast referee after spotting strange thing on pitch before England's controversial penalty vs Denmark
It was gathered that a number of the Three Lions’ supporters took to social media with abusive comments after she was pictured crying during Germany's 2-0 defeat at Wembley.
In a statement on the fundraising page, the girl's family said they wanted the money to be donated to Unicef.
The statement said via BBC Sport:
"In the interests of our daughter and our family we would like to remain private, however we wish to thank everyone for your amazing support.
"Our daughter would like to request your generous donations go to Unicef, knowing that your kindness will do good."
Hughes said on the page he was "beyond grateful" to the supporters of the campaign.
Three Lions through to Euro 2020 final
Meanwhile, England’s victory over Denmark has generated controversies as some fans believe the match official should have halted play moments before Raheem Sterling won a penalty.
A second ball was spotted on the pitch before the Manchester City star went down in the danger area and then the referee pointed to the spot.
England are through to the final of Euro 2020, breaking a 55-year-jinx having reached a major final last in 1966 defeating Denmark 2-1.
Joakim Maehle seem to have had a contact with Sterling in the box, with the forward winning a penalty which has been branded 'controversial'.
Schmeichel hits out at English fans
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Kasper Schmeichel earlier took a swipe on the opposition fans when asked about the Denmark’s chances of defeating England to reaching the final of the tournament, when he queried if ‘It has ever been home.’
Three Lions (Football's Coming Home), by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner & Lightning Seeds, has been regularly played at tournaments since it was released back in 1996.
The song became famous during England’s performance at the 2016 Euro and now at 2020, but Schmeichel was indifferent about their opinion despite spending majority of his life in England.