Breaking: England and Russia Threatened with EURO 2016 Disqualification should the fan violence continue.
Russian fans were seen to be charging at England fans post match inside the stadium last night and coupled with the violence outside the grounds UEFA has issued a warning.
A UEFA statement said: “The UEFA Executive Committee would like to express its disgust for the violent clashes which occurred in the city of Marseille.”
“Such unacceptable behaviour by so-called supporters of the national teams of England and Russia has no place in football, a sport we must protect and defend”
“The UEFA Executive Committee has warned both football associations that – irrespective of any decisions taken by the independent disciplinary bodies relating to incidents inside the stadium – it will not hesitate to impose additional sanctions on the Football Association (FA) and the Russian Football Union (RFU), including the potential disqualification of their respective teams from the tournament, should such violence occur again.
“We urge both the FA and the RFU to appeal to their supporters to behave in a responsible and respectful manner”
“We would also like to publicly voice our support for the work of the French Authorities and security forces for their efforts to deliver a safe and secure tournament in challenging circumstances.”
A British government spokesman said: “The UK Government is deeply concerned by the violence in Marseille last night, including reports that in some cases England fans were attacked by rival supporters. We condemn the violence and urge calm on all sides.”
“These incidents go directly against the spirit of the tournament and are the actions of a minority. The vast majority of fans in France simply want to enjoy the football.”
“So we welcome UEFA’s decision to launch an investigation into the violence inside the stadium in Marseille last night, and stand ready to assist in any way we can. We appreciate the Russian Sports Minister’s statement of support for the investigation.”
Fans are being urged to stay out of trouble an avoid confrontation at all costs.
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) June 12, 2016
BREAKING: UEFA warns England & Russia they could be disqualified from European Championship if there is further violence.
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) June 12, 2016
— Press Association (@PA) June 12, 2016