Red card for drink- drive footy supporters

England's Chris Smalling (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mates Raheem Sterling (7), Dele Alli (20) and Adam Lallana (8) during an International Friendly at Wembley Stadium
England's Chris Smalling (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mates Raheem Sterling (7), Dele Alli (20) and Adam Lallana (8) during an International Friendly at Wembley Stadium

Road safety charity Brake is reminding football fans to leave their cars at home if they are heading to the pub to watch any of the Euro 2016 games.

Each year around 250 people are killed in crashes where at least one driver was over the limit. That means in the time it takes for us to find out who will be crowned European Champions another 20 families could have suffered the devastation of losing a loved, because of a drink-driver.

Brake campaigns adviser Alice Bailey said: “If you’re watching any of the games with your mates down the pub, never be tempted to drink if you are driving. Even small amounts of alcohol increase your risk of crashing and the only safe amount to have before getting behind the wheel is none at all.”