Euro 2016: England supporter ‘fighting for life’ after attack by Russia fans

An England football fan attacked by Russian hooligans on Saturday is fighting for his life in hospital in Marseille, according to local media.

Further injuries and several arrests were reported on a third day of clashes in the Old Port area of the French Mediterranean city where England are playing Russia tonight in the first round of Euro 2016. For the third day running, police used tear gas.

Authorities say they intervened amid clashes between English, Russian and French supporters.
Hundreds were involved as horrific scenes unfolded. VIdeo images showed one man hitting another on the head with a wooden chair.

The England versus Russia match was identified as high risk when it comes to hooliganism.

Police designated separate routes to approach the State Velodrome to try to keep the two sets of fans apart but the fear is that the day’s violence may not yet be over.

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By: Euronews (64953.30)

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