Marseille resembled a war zone on Saturday night after Russian and English football hooligans clashed in running battles before and after the match that left one supporter fighting for his life.

As fresh waves of violence flared near the Stade Velodrome, police confirmed the worst hit victim was a 51-year-old England supporter.

The English fan suffered ‘horrific’ head injuries amid claims that Russian ‘ultras’, armed with knives and metal poles, had ambushed rival fans.

Bars in the Vieux Port area of Marseille, the scene of much of the fighting between fans and riot police, were shut after the match in an attempt to resume order.

The match itself, which ended in a 1-1 draw, provided a brief respite from the mayhem which had enveloped the city over the past few days.

But clashes resumed as the game entered its final stages. Fighting continued after the final whistle with Russian fans ripping down English flags and chasing their rivals across rows of seats…


Facebook Comments
READ  Monaco striker Radamel Falcao: How do I feel about Man Utd, Chelsea...?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.