On Thursday morning, rumours began to surface that Russia will be disqualified from the 2016 European Championship.
The Russians were handed ‘suspended disqualification’ after a bloody weekend in Marseille. On Saturday, Russian hooligans sparked several incidents with the fans of England and the French police prior to the Group Stage clash between England and France. The Russians were then involved in a disgraceful attack against fans of the opposition on the stadium that involved physical altercations and pyrotechnics.
Attacks at Lille
The ‘suspended disqualification’ and pleading from the Russian squad, however, did not prevent the Russian hooligans from staging another bloody night at Lille on Wednesday evening. The Russians once again faced off against English hooligans. The fight resulted in dozens of fans from both sides being arrested. Now, the rumour is that the ‘suspended’ disqualification will come into effect immediately.
If Russia goes home, so should England
If Russia is indeed kicked out, so should be England. The English squad was also under last warning after their fans behavior in Marseille. The warning, however, has not scared anybody as English hooligans continue to square off against the French Police and the Russian ‘soccer warriors’.
Both sides have refused to behave even after severe warnings from UEFA. The football players are not guilty, but somebody should pay the price for the soccer war in France.
- F1 European GP: Nico Rosberg starts from pole - June 19, 2016
- Rumours about imminent disqualification of Russia - June 16, 2016
- F1 Russia 2016: Nico Rosberg dominates to win the race in Sochi - May 1, 2016