STAFFORDSHIRE Police took to twitter on Sunday night to commentate on the crucial England game, offering a few public safety announcements along with some insights into the beautiful game.
Throughout the course of the match, the force’s official account tweeted a number of comments on the game, gaining fans thick and fast on the social networking site, but at the same time offering a more serious message in between some light-hearted banter.
The alternative commentary formed part of a focused approach by the police to tackle alcohol related violence and domestic abuse during the tournament and certainly proved a hit with other Stafford-based users on the social network.
Mrs Otis-Reading (@Shoegalsedgwick) said: “Hoping that people don't drown their sorrows tonight and get stupid. Impressed with @StaffsPolice issuing warnings and behave message.”
As the match progressed and the dreaded penalty shoot-out loomed, the police tweeter kept on message, with one tweet reading: “Action at both ends, may be penalties - don't get a penalty from us for being drunk and disorderly!”
And with the match ending in disappointment, there was one final message of consolation for fans which read: "Bad luck England, thanks for following us hope you enjoyed the tweets. Have a safe night."