June 11, 2016

Euro 2016 Begins with 3 Days of Violence in France: This is why we can't have nice sports. Violence between fans of England and fans of France and Russia has occurred for three days. Two English fans were seriously injured Saturday, including one kicked repeatedly in the head by a Russian fan. "We were in the old port town and the Russian ultras ganged up with the Marseilles ultras and attacked the English supporters that were sitting there drinking beers,"claimed Michael Tashall of London. The Guardian reports that after the riot police swept in, English fans threw bottles, chairs and tables at them.

posted by rcade to soccer at 05:32 PM - 4 comments

Russian fans attacked English fans at the stadium at the final whistle.

If this kind of stuff isn't stopped, we're going to have another Hillsborough with a fan stampede.

posted by rcade at 06:44 PM on June 11, 2016

Just to clarify, I'm not suggesting one side instigated all of this. But the in-stadium reports all are about Russians crossing into the English supporters section.

posted by rcade at 06:48 PM on June 11, 2016

British police, never apologists for English hooligans, have accused the Russians of "being organised and tooling up".

posted by owlhouse at 04:44 PM on June 12, 2016

Is it too late to pull the World Cup from Russia?

posted by holden at 08:58 AM on June 13, 2016

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