I'm no great fan of football but what has happened reflects what is happening in Europe and geopolitically.
On the face of it everyone has behaved badly- all the mobs of football fans of whom the British have been the worst - and the Russians face punishment.
The Independent says "Russia fans are serial offenders when it comes to misconduct at games" but apparetnly their own hooligans are lilly white.
George Galloway (correctly) thinks otherwise.
Incident in Stade Velodrome follows worst days of football violence in decades
Russia face a Uefa investigation after England supporters fled the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, in fear of being physically attacked by opposition supporters after the worst days of football violence in decades. Women and children were thought to have been caught underfoot in a stampede out of the stadium at the end of England’s 1-1 draw, when Russian fans broke from their area of seating and ran at the English supporters. Russia fans are serial offenders when it comes to misconduct at games and the national side have only just avoided an automatic six-point deduction that would have seen them effectively thrown out of European Championships.
Russian Fans Involved in Fight During Match With England to Be Punished
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Russian national football team played in a draw with the team of England at the UEFA’s Euro 2016 tournaments in France. The game ended with 1:1 score. England's quarterback Eric Dier scored the first goal at the 73th minute of the match. Russia's Vasili Berezutski tied the score in the added time.
Following the match, about 30 Russian fans entered the area with England's fans, having broken through a security cordon. The clashes began and the security forces had to separate the groups of fans.
"It is necessary to create hospitality zones for all fans… It is necessary to understand, who arrives [at the championship]. And how do you call the situation, when our fans are sitting and English fans are throwing something to them. Unfortunately, we have fans, who burn and blow up flares. It is not pleasant to pay fines for them. Now we will identify and punish all of them," Mutko told R-Sport agency after the Saturday's Russia-England football match.
UEFA Probably to Fine Russia for Fans' Behavior During Match With England
The Russian Football Union will be probably fined by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) over disorders, Mutko added.
"As far as I understand, the UEFA will fine us [Russia]… They [fans] behaved in an improper manner," Mutko told R-Sport agency after the Saturday's Russia-England football match.
George Galloway has some very pertinent comments HERE
Euro 2016 violence: England fan 'in critical condition' after violence breaks out ahead of Russia game in Marseille
Conflicting reports claimed that English, French and Russian fans were responsible for clashes
The English are not lilly-whiteEuro 2016 England Fans Chant About Brexit At Violent Clashes In Marseille
Fans also sang songs about the IRA and German bombers
11 June, 2016
England fans chanted “fuck off Europe, we’re all voting out” between violent clashes with police as the European Championship got underway.