Russia fans break into English sector, violence erupts after Euro 2016 draw

Baku, June 12, AZERTAC 

Following Russia’s 1-1 draw with England, Russian fans broke into the English zone at Marseille’s Stade Velodrome, sparking a fist fight. The violence then poured onto the streets of the French city, which is witnessing a third day of chaotic clashes, according to Russia Today.

Russia equalized less than two minutes before the final whistle, at which point a group of Russian supporters overpowered the stewards separating the two sets of fans.

However, after the fans left the venue and poured into streets, sporadic clashes continued throughout the city. Hooligans were burning flares and throwing chairs and bottles as they raged in the streets of Marseille.

The number of people injured in Marseille clashes over the past three days has risen to 35, according to French daily La Provence. Most of them suffered minor injuries and have been discharged from hospitals, but at least four people remain in a “critical” condition.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) will review the conduct of Russian fans at the stadium on Sunday, an association representative told TASS.

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