The English are girls! They don't know how to fight': Russian hooligans taunt England fans after violent clashes at Euro 2016
Russian thugs have branded English football fans 'girls who don't know how to fight' after their violent clashes in Marseille at Euro 2016.
One Russian, Vladimir, who considers violence a sport, returned yesterday from the latest battleground at the European Championship finals in France and declared that England supporters were just 'big older men who drink a lot of beer'.
The Moscow public relations manager, who is married with two children, says he does not care that UEFA has threatened to throw Russia, hosts of the World Cup in 2018, out of Euro 2016 if there is a repeat of the battles surrounding Saturday's 1-1 draw with England in Marseille.
ozens of hardline Russian hooligans known as 'ultras' – including one gangster called Vasily – are thought to have been behind the violence. Vasily is a member of the neo-Nazi gang Spartak Gladiaor firm and has the group's emblem tattoed across his chest. He also wears a gun shield with branded with his nickname 'killer'
Dozens of hardline Russian hooligans known as 'ultras' – including one gangster called Vasily – are thought to have be behind the violence.
Vasily is a member of the neo-Nazi gang Spartak Gladiator firm and has the group's emblem tattooed across his chest, it was reported by The Sun.
The 36-year-old also wears a gum shield branded with his nickname 'killer'.
There are fears the paramilitary-style gangs are preparing for other clashes with England fans on Wednesday.
Police in Lille say there is a 'high risk' they will target English in the city ahead of Russia's game against Slovakia.
England play Wales the next day in Lens, just 20 miles from Lille.
UEFA, which voiced 'utter disgust' at the disturbances, has opened an investigation into the Russian fans' behaviour and could announce sanctions on Tuesday.
Tensions between supporters came to a head inside the Stade Velodrome when Russian hooligans rushed the England supporters' section, sending people fleeing.
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