King's Cross station evacuated after Standard Liege supporters let off smoke bombs

King's Cross station was evacuated on Thursday, after supporters of the Belgian club Standard Liege lit smoke bombs in the underground ticket hall, ahead of the team's match against Arsenal.

Red smoke filled the ticket hall as fans dressed in white and red walked through, chanting and banging drums.

Fans continued to light bangers and chant as they left the station, as seen in video in this story.

According to the Sun, one worker exclaimed: "King's Cross is closed because of these inconsiderate a**holes setting off flares and bangers.

"Police, ambulance and fire crew called, they should all be fined for wasting precious resource."

A Twitter user commented: "Sirens going off at Kings Cross underground. Reported emergency. People being asked to leave."

Another said: "Just come through a very smokey Kings Cross tube station, being evacuated."

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to Kings Cross Underground station at 1.30pm today following reports of large numbers of football fans setting off flares.

"The station has been closed while the London Fire Brigade respond, and the football fans are being dispersed by officers."

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