Fans say ‘ouch’ as they discover beer prices at England vs Serbia clash – despite only reduced alcohol on offer

Fans say ‘ouch’ as they discover beer prices at England vs Serbia clash – despite only reduced alcohol on offer

FANS were left saying “ouch” after discovering the price of beer ahead of England vs Serbia.

The two sides face each other in a heated Euro 2024 group stage opener tonight.

X @TheAdrianDurhamEngland fans were left stunned by the price of reduced-alcohol beer in Germany[/caption]

X @TheAdrianDurhamFull strength lager was off the menu as the reduced booze was flogged for £6 a pop[/caption]

GettyEngland fans partied in Gelsenkirchen ahead of kick-off against Serbia[/caption]

EPAGerman police were present amid fan clashes[/caption]

Police feared fights between sets of supporters in the build-up to the game.

And their worst fears were realised earlier on Sunday as yobs launched chairs in a bloody clash in the venue city of Gelsenkirchen.

The violence came about despite tournament chiefs deciding to pull full-strength beer ahead of the match.

Instead, low-alcohol replacements including shandy — a mixture of beer and lemonade — were put on sale around the city.

But despite the lager being weakened, the prices remained at a premium for parched fans.

Pictures from the area surrounding England’s match showed that the low-booze beer was still on sale at a hefty 7 euros, or £6, for a 500ml glass.

That’s roughly the same for a full pint of proper beer at a London pub.

And supporters did not appear to be happy about digging deep for half-quality drinks after they were branded “reasonable” by talkSPORT star Adrian Durham.

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One said: “Ouch. Where do you get reasonable from?”

Another declared: “How can they charge the same for non-alcoholic?”

One noted: “Sure there will be an off licence around the corner.”

Another added: “Some deviation in prices, very expensive pretzel and drinks.”

Germany’s low-strength beer certainly didn’t go down well with Sun men Nick Parker and Robin Perrie.

Neither were impressed with the pints on offer, with the 2.5 per cent shandy and 2.8 per cent light beer failing to hit the spot.

It came amid a warning from German police that England fans will not be allowed to booze in the city square ahead of kick-off.

A statement read: “Fans are not allowed to drink alcohol in the city’s main square, Heinrich-Konig-Platz.

“An England fan with a can or bottle of beer in the square will be asked to put it away, or it will be taken away. They will not immediately be arrested.

“The square will be a fan zone for other games in the city, but not for England. Fans can however drink alcohol in the city’s bars and in a fan zone for England fans at the racecourse.”

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