Euro 2016: Russia faces Uefa probe after England match violence [UPDATE: Croatia fined!]

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  1. Munna
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    Uefa has begun disciplinary proceedings against Russia's Football Union after "totally unacceptable" scenes at Saturday's England-Russia game.

    Footage appeared to show Russia fans rush at England supporters after the 1-1 Euro 2016 draw in Marseille.

    Charges against Russia are for crowd disturbances, racist behaviour, and setting off fireworks, Uefa confirmed.

    There were issues with segregation of fans, the body admitted, promising security would be "strengthened".

    Witnesses said trouble began in the stadium after flares were let off by Russian fans near the end of the game.

    Some then climbed across barriers designed to keep rival fans apart, and a number of Russia supporters appeared to kick and punch fleeing England fans.

    'Security issues'
    Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Uefa had "done the right thing" by starting a disciplinary case, R-Sport news agency reported.

    "It's the right thing, there were flares, there was a flare gun, there had been clashes in the stands, it's necessary to sort all of this out," he reportedly said.

    "The fans were rooting greatly, but there are people who do not come for the football."

    Earlier on Sunday, he was quoted as saying there were "many nuances" to what happened, and Russian officials would investigate.

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    In statement, European football's governing body expressed "utter disgust for the violent clashes that occurred in the city centre of Marseille, and its serious concern for the incidents at the end of the match inside Stade Velodrome".

    "This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and has no place in football," it said.

    "Corrective measures" to strengthen the deployment of security personnel would be implemented, it added.

    England spectators have described a "desperate scramble" to escape charging Russia fans.

    'People running'

    Cory McLeod, who was in the stadium, told the BBC: "A wall of Russian fans charged at our section, which had kids, women, and even some Russian fans in.

    "I couldn't see if any of them had weapons or anything but people were running fast, it was manic, just a desperate scramble towards a large fence in the corner."

    Others spoke of "slack" security. Sam Blackwell, from Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, said the only entry search was "a quick pat down".

    "This would go a long way to explaining how the Russian fans got flares, fireworks and whatever the big bang was into the ground."

    Sanctions against Russia will be decided at a disciplinary meeting on Tuesday, once the Russians had been able to submit written statements and evidence, Uefa said.

    BBC sports editor Dan Roan said as World Cup hosts in 2018, Russia was under intense scrutiny.

    Uefa's decision on Tuesday would also come under scrutiny, he said, with Russia's next Euro 2016 match against Slovakia to take place in Lille on Wednesday, the day before the England v Wales match just 24 miles away in Lens.

    Day of violence
    Russia were punished for the behaviour of their fans inside stadiums at all three of their group games during Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

    Its Football Union was fined a total of £150,000 and given a suspended six-point deduction from its qualifying campaign for Euro 2016. This was reduced on appeal.

    Uefa said it had not taken any action against the English FA, as skirmishes involving England fans in Marseille's Old Port area before kick-off fell outside its remit.

    Earlier on Saturday, police in riot gear clashed with England fans in the city and used tear gas for a third day, as well as water cannon, as fist fights and bottle throwing broke out.


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    As many as 20 England fans were injured, with a number taken to hospital, and at least one Briton is understood to be in a critical condition.

    There were also clashes in the city of Nice between police and fans from Northern Ireland and Poland, who are due to play their opening match later on Sunday. Six people were reportedly injured, before order was restored.

    'Extreme violence'
    Speaking earlier, shadow home secretary Andy Burnham said the security issues inside the stadium needed to be addressed immediately.

    The MP had previously criticised England fans behaviour in the build up to the match, but said in the stadium incident England fans were subjected to "pretty extreme violence" from Russia supporters which appeared to be orchestrated.

    "Those things need to be addressed immediately, because there is a lot more football to be played and we cannot have people inside stadiums fearing for their safety."

    He also called for the UK government to respond to the incident with a statement in Parliament to clarify the facts.

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  2. Mohsin
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    Good old Russia
     
  3. Munna
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    But does the Russian team or the union really deserve to be punished for what was an unacceptable behavior by it's fans?
     
  4. Mohsin
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    Perhaps not but what is the other option?

    In terms of teaching a lesson, an option could be to kick the team out on the tourney in question (and I it happens again in future, banned from next major tourney/qualifiers). Harsh but what else can you do? If the team is banned, itll hammer the idiotic behaviour within them and give them no reason to travel to the tourney. Fines means nothing.
     
  5. Fireworks11
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    If they do it again they will be disqualified.

    Pathetic scenes.
     
  6. KingOfDoosra
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    Hope both teams get disqualified InshaAllah
     
  7. Munna
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    And now reports coming in of clashes between Germany and Ukraine fans...

     
  8. Mohsin
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    They'll be clashes when Ukraine-Poland play

    Poland-Germany also

    If Russia go through and play the likes of Poland/Ukraine it'll be chaos.

    French security are flipping already it seems.

    Also Russia 2018 will be paradise for thugs
     
  9. Munna
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    Things are getting serious out there.

    Alcohol ban near the venues has been announced.

    Heavy army and police has been placed everywhere.
     
  10. Prince Pathan
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    LMAO you think this is bad? When the Welsh and Sheep clash, then the real chaos will begin
     
  11. Mohsin
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    No

    And sheep?
     
  12. Prince Pathan
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    Here you sheltered child..

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  13. Mohsin
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    Nice story...not us, the Welsh are known as sheep shaggers for a reason.

    Now go cradle your potatoes :p
     
  14. Fireworks11
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    Russia really shouldn't be hosting World Cup 2018.
     
  15. Mohsin
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    Its going to be manic. Plus just imagine...African and Middle Eastern supporters, will they/should they dare even travel
     
  16. Patriot
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    English supporters deserved the phainty but guys lets keep it decent aight :cool:
     
  17. Passionate Pakistani
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    English supporters when drunk really act like idiots.
     
  18. Mohsin
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    You what son? Come over here and say that, ill knock you out. Brap brap...
     
  19. Prince Pathan
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    They do deserve it though, biggest thugs going and a lot of them are profesional hooligans too lol. But they are no match for the Russians so they picked the wrong crowd to mess with.
     
  20. Mohsin
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    Apparently they didnt start on the Russians though, the Russians did
     
  21. Prince Pathan
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    Do you believe that man?

    A lot of these are those Chelsea, Milwall and West Ham thugs gone abroad to cause havoc. They are the worst in English football too. Not saying Russians are better behaved but the English fans and media always victimize themselves in situations like this when they are always the common factor in all of the fights that happen at football tournaments lol
     
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    Normally i wouldnt believe that BUT this is Russia we're talking about and they were the ones who rushed towards the England supporters, crossing the 'barrier' following the final whistle in a game where they got a last minute equalizer.

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  23. Prince Pathan
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    I saw that but it works both ways man, English football fans are shit too. Was sitting near the NUFC fans during our 4-1 at the Emirates and if it was not for the stewards there would have been fights haha.


    Eastern Europe,Turkish, Russian, England fans (WORST OF THE LOT)
     
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    *burp*
     
  25. Munna
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    Euro 2016: Police fire tear gas at fans in Lille

    Tear gas has been used against football fans in Lille amid reports of renewed clashes at Euro 2016.

    It has not been been made clear which team's fans were involved. England and Wales fans have been gathering in Lille ahead of their match in nearby Lens.

    Russian and Slovakian supporters are also in Lille, after their match at the city's Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

    There are also reports that hundreds of England fans have been surrounded by riot police in the city's main square.

    The fans were then pushed back into the corner of the square by police in riot gear, shortly after the tear gas had been fired at the railway station.

    The BBC's James Reevell, who is in Lille, says the situation now appears to have calmed down.

    The Russian football team have already been given a suspended disqualification from the tournament. following attacks by their supporters on England fans at their opening fixture in Marseille on Saturday.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36543468?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
     
  26. Prince Pathan
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    lol England and Russia involved again

    Kick them both out of the tournament man
     
  27. KingOfDoosra
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    That would be the best thing ever :)

    Let Slovakia, Wales and the 5th placed 3rd best team qualify.
     
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    Uefa to open disciplinary proceedings after crowd trouble mars Czech Republic v Croatia


    • Several flares thrown onto pitch from Croatia end in Saint-Étienne
    • Fighting among supporters in stands as Czechs battle back from 2-0 down

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    Stewards deal with flares that were thrown onto the pitch by Croatia fans. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

    Croatia’s Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic was held up for several minutes after their fans threw flares on to the pitch and began fighting among themselves on Friday.

    Eight flares and other objects landed on the pitch near to riot police, who had been deployed in front of the section housing Croatia fans.

    The trouble broke out in the dying minutes of a game that Croatia were leading 2-1. Uefa said disciplinary proceedings would be opened on Saturday once they had received the official reports about the trouble from the match delegate and referee Mark Clattenburg.

    The English referee called the players to the centre of the pitch and consulted an official after the trouble broke out, while Croatia’s players appealed for calm from the fans.

    An announcement over the public address system at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard pleaded with the Croatia supporters to “leave the stadium and don’t embarrass our country”.

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    Croatia fans clash during the game Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters
    Play eventually resumed with the Czechs getting an equaliser with a penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw in the Group D match. The drama left Croatia’s frustrated players unhappy. “We lost our pace when play was suspended because of our supporters,” Ivan Rakitic, who made the score 2-0, said.

    Ivan Perisic, who had put Croatia ahead, added: “I cannot understand why we have to waste out energy to calm our own supporters.”

    Croatia coach Ante Cacic added: “These are not Croatian fans, they are terrorists. What hurts me is that the state does not want to deal with that. This is a terrorist act. I hope that they will identify them and they will end up where they belong.

    “Of course it has affected us. Players have family and friends there, in the stands.”

    Croatia were handed a two-game crowd ban last month from Fifa because of “discriminatory chants” during friendlies against Israel and Hungary in March. Davor Suker, the former striker is now president of the Croatian FA, has previously spoken about the “very realistic possibility” of the team being kicked out of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers for repeat offences.

    Former Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has warned there will be more crowd trouble. “It’s unbelievable what those people are doing. The majority of the fans are telling them to not do it. Some of them are there on a mission. It’s probably not the last time they’ll do it,” he told ITV.

    “Back home it’s not the greatest league, but it’s competitive. When there’s a big derby between (Dinamo) Zagreb and (Hajduk) Split people are not taking their kids because they know it’ll be dangerous.”

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    A member of ground staff lays on the pitch during the match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at Stade Geoffroy Guichard. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA
    Bilic also briefly outlined the issue fans have against the Croatian Football Association.

    He said: “Croatia rarely play in Split, in my hometown, and they think it’s all about Zagreb. It’s between the north and the south, Zagreb and Split - the two biggest clubs. Now Zagreb is becoming the biggest club in the Balkan area while Split has no money, no everything. That’s the issue without going into the details.”

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    UEFA fine Croatia more than $100K after incident vs. Czech Republic

    UEFA continues their fight against unruly fans at EURO 2016, handing down a fine of more than $100,000 to the Croatian federation after their match against the Czech Republic.

    The match, which ended a 2-2 draw, was briefly stopped in the 86th minute when Croatian fans threw multiple flares on the pitch in a protest against their federation’s leadership.

    The Croatian federation was also banned from selling tickets to people identified as hooligans, although that may be easier said than done.

    One Croatian supporters’ group has already announced plans to protest at their final group stage match in Bordeaux on Tuesday, where they face Spain for the top spot in Group D.

    Just ten days into the tournament, nine countries have already been charged by UEFA for poor fan behavior.


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    Is this the most disruptive Euros in recent history/ever even?

    Cant remember any/much news of trouble 2004 onwards (was too young to remember properly Euro 2000 and I know Euro '96 wouldn't have had huge hooligan violence considering it was staged here).
     
  31. Prince Pathan
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    lol but they let England and Russia get away. How corrupt are these guys
     
  32. Prince Pathan
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    It was always going to be when you have
    Albania, Russia, England, Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia in the same tournament. None of these guys know how to behave
     
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    All of the above bar Albania, have been together in the same tourney before as well.
    French have just seemingly failed to keep a lid on things
     
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    Well they are booing their current top goal scorer so clearly something wrong with them. Fair point
     

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