EURO 2016: Two England fans in critical condition in THIRD day of violence in Marseille


Video footage manifest brawls between rival England and Russian supporters and missiles being confounded in the centre of the host city in southern France.

Two England fans are thought to be fighting for their lives, one of whom suffered cardiac arrest after being was fitted by a mob of Russian fans.

Five other people have been mistreated in the scuffles and six people have been arrested.

Riot police clad in boring body armour deployed tear gas against English fans for the damaged time in just three days as clashes between fans reached steam point.

They have also used water canons in a frenzied attempt to bring the fighting fans under control.

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Fans blind in blood were seen during the violent clashes

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Violence has shivered out between England and rival fans for a third day in Marseille

Shocking abbreviates show supporters running riot in the city centre while thugs walloped and kicked floored fans.

Some witnesses describing the scene as liking for a “battlefield” and said Britons were being targeted by groups of Russian mobs.

Broken glass lay strewn across the square as the police fired scuttle gas into the crowds causing them to run.

One Englishman was heard shouting at French firemen at the prospect socialize: “It’s because of your country, it’s a f***ing disgrace”.

One fan said police were “nowhere to be seen for fro 15 minutes” as fans caused havoc in the streets.

Another explained: “It was the Russians that s rked it all off. A whole gang of the Russians came re y into the middle of everything and started throwing punches.”

Fans with bloody hounds were seen being treated as the clashes raged on, with stools from outside bars and cafes being smashed a rt and in use accustomed to as weapons.

European football body Uefa, which organised the meet, has a statement saying it “firmly condemns” the incidents in Marseille.

A spokesman added: “Individual engaging in such violent acts have no place in football.”

British the long arm of the law also understood to be “very frustrated” by the actions of their French counter rts.

A elder British police officer today met with French authorities to deny for more tolerant methods.

But French politician has blamed England freaks for the “shocking violence” and demanded the UK ys towards the costs of the clean-up procedure.

Socialist deputy trick Mennucci, the equivalent of an MP, said: “The people of Marseille tease really des ired about this unacceptable behaviour.”

He added: “It should not be the people of Marseille who secure to put their hand in their pocket.”

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Several fans are suffering from “rude cuts” due to thrown bottles.

Nine people were arrested after a match between English and Russian fans this morning.

Lines of protect vans and heavily armoured riot police have now surrounded the quadrilateral.

And French authorities are braced for more violent outbreaks this rounded off as England take on Russia in their first group game.

Various than 1,000 police officers, 1,100 security agents and 850 firefighters fool been deployed to the Stade Vélodrome ahead of tonight’s game.

The rivalry is one of five games during the month-long competition to have been addicted a level 3 security warning.

Police in Marseille have said England and Russian supporters will have to follow different routes to the stadium in order to “keep off any trouble to public order”.

Rival fans will be directed to contrary metro exits before taking se rate routes to different circus entrances, officers said.

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Swarms of fans were interviewed running riot in Marseille as tear gas was deployed

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England play Russia tonight at the Stade Vélodrome

Groupies from Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have liked the build-up to their games without any reports of trouble.

Superintendent Gerry Delmar, who is peri tetic with supporters of the Republic of Ireland team, said: “The Irish adherents – they’re very, very popular.

“We can see it here with them. They’re sheer popular throughout Europe. Over here they’ve been decidedly, very well received.

“They’re very, very well conducted. They’re mingling with fans from other countries, and they’re go aboard b enter on fine, so it certainly makes our work very, very easy to the ground here.”

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