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Scotland fans warned they could face prison in Germany as strict laws revealed



THE Tartan Army face a costly night in the cells if they break strict German laws at Euro 2024.

A number of warnings have been put in place against anti-social behaviour during the tournament which kicks off in June.


Thousands of Scotland fans will make the trip to GermanyCredit: Kenny Ramsay
Steve Clarke's men will kick off the tournament against the hosts on June 14


Steve Clarke’s men will kick off the tournament against the hosts on June 14Credit: Getty

In Munich, anyone lifted for being too sozzled can be taken to a “Drunk Tank” — known as a “Ausnüchterungszelle” – to sleep it off.

The following day they must pay 60 Euros to secure release.

But attacking someone with a chunky Stein glass has much more serious implications, according to the district attorney’s office.

It could bring six months’ jail for assault to a lifelong prison sentence for someone who commits murder.


Supporters will also be picked up by cops if they do Hitler salutes or make any other Nazi gestures or references, including “Heil Hitler”.

These laws were established in the 1950s and can result in up to three years in jail.

A spokesman for Munich Tourism said: “We welcome all fans from our European neighbours for a glorious festival of football.

“We also encourage fans to immerse themselves in the rich culture Munich has to offer.

“All visitors are asked to respect our local laws. Please make the most of our friendly welcome and not the ‘Ausnüchterungszelle’.”

He added: “Let’s go Deutschland and Schottland!”

But Iain Emerson, editor of the Famous Tartan Army Magazine, said Scotland fans are always on their best behaviour.

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He added: “The Tartan Army are always mindful of local laws and customs on away trips.

“Germany won’t be any different and I’m sure footsoldiers are aware of what is not acceptable behaviour.

“It is going to be an amazing experience for everyone going.”

Scotland play Germany in the tourney’s curtain-raiser at 66,000-capacity Munich Football Arena on June 14.

Five days later, Steve Clarke’s men face Switzerland at Cologne Stadium, which holds 43,000.

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And on June 23 they play Hungary at the 51,000-seater Stuttgart Arena. Scotland fans have snapped up the 10,000 standard allocation for each group stage game.

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