The actions of the Russian fans who participated in the riots in Marseilles on the eve of the match between Russia and England in football, “absolutely unacceptable,” said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. He urged Russians “to support our decent.”
“Of course, this is illegal actions on the part of fans, who staged outrages. This is totally unacceptable, we hope that Russian citizens will respect the laws of the country in which they are located,” — said Peskov, reports correspondent . Press Secretary of the President also called on Russian fans to “not respond to any provocations”
“Cheer for our well!” called Sands (quoted by “RIA Novosti”). Thus, according to the press Secretary of the President, to protect the interests of Russian citizens “was provided and will be provided by diplomatic and consular representatives”.
On June 14 the head of the Russian Association of fans (VOB) Alexander Spragin said that the French security forces in the area of Mandelieu-La-Napoule stopped a bus with 50 Russian fans. According to him, the French authorities decided to deport all were in the bus were Russians “without explanation”. Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko said that Russian fans should be subject to the requirements of the authorities.
“As far as I know, they went out of the bus. But again, I will repeat, of course, the better the situation to comment on our Ministry of sport, and as far as I know, the Minister [of sport Vitaly] Mutko already made the corresponding statement to our football Union”, — said Peskov. Answering the question of whether or not aggravate the conduct of Russian fans on Russia’s relations with Europe, he noted that “unfortunately, the atrocities were attended by fans from a number of countries”.
On 11 June in Marseilles before the match between Russia and England at the European Championships clashed Russian and English fans, it has affected more than 30 people.
After the match, which ended with the score 1:1, a group of Russian fans in the stadium broke into the sector with the British, where there was a fight. In connection with the incident, UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the RFU.