Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hundreds of fans run for their lives after soccer brawl

Hundreds of fans run for their lives after soccer brawl

Violence spilled onto the terraces in Marseille as fans brawled with each other after England's draw with Russia. Supporters were seen fighting after the final whistle as Russian thugs ripped down English flags and ran after their rivals across rows of seats.

Hundreds of English fans were chased out of the ground by Russian hooligans as ugly scenes marred the opening of the tournament.

Fans hurled themselves over railings and worried parents were seen carrying small children away from the rioting, with stewards - rather than police - left to intervene between scuffles.

UEFA has announced that it will launch an investigation into the crowd incidents, with 2018 World Cup hosts Russia set to face the more serious action action for their part in the violence.

European soccer's governing body, UEFA, condemned the day's events. In a statement it said: 'People engaging in such violent acts have no place in football'.

Russia's sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, has said the country's football union will probably be fined by UEFA.

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