A FOOTBALL fan who travelled to Portugal to watch the national team says he has not seen any trouble - and that the locals have been 'very welcoming'.

Paul Clegg, from Blackburn, travelled to Portugal to watch England play Netherlands on Thursday.

The Three Lions lost the game 3-1 after extra time.

The day before the game some England supporters clashed with Portuguese police and were seen hurling bottles, prompting some families watching the hosts' match against Switzerland on Wednesday in a fan zone to flee with their crying children.

Mr Clegg, 55, said he travelled to Portugal along with his grandson, Liam Donlin, and stayed in Aveiro, roughly 78 miles from the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães.

The England fan, who followed the national team in Russia last summer in the World Cup, said: "I have only witnessed a good atmosphere everywhere over here.

"The locals have been really friendly and welcoming.

"There's idiots wherever you go, home and abroad, but 99 per cent of England supporters come to enjoy the football and the atmosphere and have a good time

"It's not right that few incidents by the minority cast a shadow on everyone else."

An FA spokesman said: "The FA strongly condemns the scenes witnessed in Porto.

"They are an embarrassment to the team and the thousands of well-behaved fans who follow England in the right way."