Russian hooligan filmed attack on England fans with GoPro camera

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Shocking footage has been posted online by a Russian hooligan, who filmed the attack on England fans in Marseille with a GoPro camera attached to him.

The unnamed individual - described as a “far-right thug” by the Mirror - recorded a six-minute video of his group rushing through the streets of Marseille and deliberately targeting the England supporters.

It shows them kicking fans on the ground, smashing bottles on their English counterparts, using chairs as weapons and stealing Three Lions flags. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).


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Clearly both organised and experienced, the footage adds more weight to the argument that Saturday’s chaotic scenes in Marseille were the result of a pre-meditated attack from the Russian hooligan group.

It’s understood that French police are “in a race against time” to catch 150 football hooligans from Russia before they strike again at Euro 2016.

Video: Russian fan films violence using GoPro

UEFA fire warning to Russia and England

UEFA have warned both Russia and England that they could be thrown out of the tournament if anything similar happens across France over the coming weeks.

Five England fans were handed prison sentences on Monday for their involvement in the violence over the weekend.

A total of 21 England supporters were arrested by French authorities but, incredibly, no Russians were taken into custody - presumably because they were too well-organised as a group.

However, the AFP news agency reported on Tuesday morning that a “group of Russian football fans” are to be escorted by France, according to information from French police.

Analysing this new footage, one England who was in Marseille at the weekend commented: ”It's chilling.

"They clearly wanted to record every kick and every punch. It's like a hooligan video game."

Hodgson and Rooney warn England fans

Concerned that England could be thrown out of Euro 2016, both manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney have urged supporters to be on their best behaviour for the remainder of the tournament.

"I am very concerned at the threat now hanging over us," Hodgson said on the video. "We have worked very hard to get here and desperately want to stay.

"We appreciate all your support at the matches, of course, but I am appealing to you to stay out of trouble and to try to make certain these threats being issued are never carried out and we will be able to attempt to do the best we can to stay in this competition by football means."

Rooney, meanwhile, asked fans to be “safe and sensible” and not to travel to France without tickets.

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