Geordies praised for cleaning up Trafalgar Square after Carabao Cup Final party

The group placed rubbish into plastic bags in an attempt to leave the Square in the same state they found it in. Credit: @Amysday1/Twitter

Newcastle fans have drawn praise after a group stayed to clean up Trafalgar Square following celebrations held ahead of the League Cup Final.

Thousands of supporters gathered in central London on Saturday 25 February as excitement built ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester United at Wembley.

The scenes were dramatic and raucous, with fans letting off smoke bombs, drinking cans and even jumping in the fountain.

The City of Westminster Council would have had a clean up task to match if not for a clan of considerate Geordies.

Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg from Westminster City Council said: “I want to say a big thank you to the Toon Army for their spotless performance when it came to cleaning up Trafalgar Square.

“It may have been a rubbish result for Newcastle United, but they scored when it came to removing bottles and beer cans and bagging them up. As the councillor responsible for keeping Westminster clean - and a Manchester United fan into the bargain - the tidy Toon Army are welcome to the capital any time.”

Photographs posted on social media show how thorough the clean-up effort was, with barely a piece of litter in sight by midnight.

The images mark a significant departure from those taken in the aftermath of previous events.

After England were defeated by Italy in the final of the Euros in 2021, street sweepers were met with mounds of litter.

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