UEFA has warned that black fans and the England players may face racist taunts from Russian fans during tomorrow’s match at the European championship on football, writes The Times.
According to the representative of the organization “Football against racism in Europe”, acting with the support of UEFA, Paul Klymenko, “the game of England against Russia is a hot point”. “According to our sources, among the Russian fans will have a lot of radical fans with far-right views. We believe that there may be clashes not only with the English fans, but also with local residents,” — said Klimenko.
On the assessment of UEFA for the game against England is expected to 10 thousand Russian fans, among whom are so-called ultras, known for a propensity for violence and racism.
On each match of the tournament will be attended by two observers who speak the languages of the participating teams and familiar with the typical insults that use their fans.
Match Russia — England will be held tomorrow in Marseille. The game will start at 21:00 local time (22:00 GMT).