: BBC: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin

19:10 Jun. 16, 2016

BBC: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin

Russian supporters attack an England fan at the end of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo)

Three other detained Russian fans have been jailed for up to two years over the violence in Marseille

The far-right leader of the Russian footballer supporters' association is being thrown out of France following violence at the England-Russia Euro 2016 match in Marseille.

Alexander Shprygin is among 20 Russian fans being deported.

They were detained on Tuesday while travelling from Marseille to Lille to watch Russia face Slovakia.

Three other detained Russian fans have been jailed for up to two years over the violence in Marseille.

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They are also banned from re-entering France for two years. The men received 12, 18 and 24 months in prison.

The arrests have angered Moscow, which summoned the French ambassador to protest.

A Russian foreign ministry statement warned against "further stoking of anti-Russian sentiments".

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