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Police are urging football supporters to celebrate responsibly and respect others ahead of the UEFA Euro 2021 tournament, which kicks off today (Friday).

Chief Superintendent David Buckley said the Euros will give people the opportunity to focus on something positive.

“So, while it’s a cause for celebration, I also want to stress that we will use all necessary resources to prevent disruption and will take a hard line against those who choose to be aggressive and are intent on causing trouble.

“Stick to the health regulations, stay safe and respect each other.”