Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Russian 'ultras' attack English and Welsh fans as 'hyper violent' thugs ignore UEFA 'suspended expulsion' from Euro 2016

Russian Ultras attack England and Wales fans in Lille amid Euro 2016
Chairs were thrown (left) and a supporter was pictured lying on the ground outside a bar (bottom right) in the northern French city on the same day that Russia was fined and threatened with being thrown out of the tournament. Concerns had already been raised about the security of fans as England prepare to take on Wales in Lens on Thursday and Russia play Slovakia in Lille on Wednesday, with the cities just 23 miles apart. Witnesses said a group of Russians (top right) provoked English fans who were in a bar near Lille's central train station this afternoon before chairs were launched through the air. Two Russians have been arrested in the city centre. One masked Russian fan wore a t-shirt with the words 'Tour de France' and 'f**k Euro 2016 on the front - complete with a map of the host nation