FOOTIE fans heading to the Euros have been warned by “killjoy” civil servants to go easy on the beer – because German stuff is stronger.
Diplomats have been slammed for the “pointless advice” telling Brits to watch what they drink and “know your limits”.
They reckon the heavy-duty lager could even see supporters banned from matches for turning up to Euro 24 games legless.
England, Scotland and maybe Wales if they qualify will play in the European tournament that kicks off this summer.
Up to half a million British fans are expected to head to games in Berlin, Munich and Dusseldorf for the competition.
But barmy official Foreign Office advice warns: “Beer can be stronger than in the UK, so drink responsibly, know your limits and respect local laws. You may not be let into the stadium if you drink too much.”
The average percentage of alcohol in UK beer is around 4.4 per cent according to Drinkaware.
Whereas in Germany that figure rises to between 4.7 and 5.4 per cent – with some traditional brews even reaching 16 per cent.
Benjamin Elks of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: “Brits enjoying a beer in Berlin need no lectures from kill-joy civil servants.
“Taxpayers have had enough of pointless advice from pen pushers who think they know best.
“Ministers should show a red card to these nannying diplomats”
England captain Harry Kane has been seen enjoying a beer and wearing lederhosen since his move to Bayern Munich last year.
Munich is widely considered the beer capital of the world for the amount of breweries.
Booze duty changes have seen many brands reduce the strength of their beers in Britain.
Heineken recently cut John Smith’s from 3.6 to 3.4 per cent, while Carlsberg’s lager was slashed from 3.8 to 3.4 per cent.