: Reuters: France wants to deport almost 50 Russian soccer fans

14:30 Jun. 14, 2016

Reuters: France wants to deport almost 50 Russian soccer fans

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, June 11, 2016 (AP Photo)

Russia handed a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016 over crowd disturbances at teh game vs England on June 11 

France wants to deport almost 50 Russian soccer fans, Alexander Shprygin, the head of a Russian supporters' group, said on Tuesday, saying French riot police had stopped a bus carrying fans in Cannes who were on their way to Lille.

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"They want to deport almost 50 people including women who did not take part in anything," Shprygin, president of the Russian Supporters Union, told Reuters by phone.

Read also Guardian: Russia handed suspended Euro 2016 disqualification and fined €150,000

"The police are making up for their mistakes three days ago. We are in a bus in Cannes and we have been blocked in by riot police. We are not going anywhere for the time being."

He later said the Russian consul had arrived on the scene, preventing what he said was a planned storming of the bus by the police. Full story 

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