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Rooney asks England fans to "be sensible" after Russia game melee

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 01:20

An outbreak of violence between fans in Marseille has prompted major concerns about safety at the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Marseille Chief Prosecutor Brice Robin says the Russian fans who charged at England supporters during the Euro 2016 game over the weekend were looking for a fight. (SOUNDBITE) (French) MARSEILLE CHIEF PROSECUTOR, BRICE ROBIN, SAYING: "There were about 150 supporters of Russian nationality who in reality are hooligans, who are used to these kinds of behaviours and train for them." Masked Russian fans punched and kicked England fans at the end of the teams' 1-1 draw in Marseille. Some England supporters had to scramble over barriers to escape. And England captain Wayne Rooney is urging them not to retaliate and not to resort to violence. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND CAPTAIN, WAYNE ROONEY, SAYING: "I would like to ask the fans please if you don't have a ticket don't travel. And for the fans with tickets be safe, be sensible and continue with your great support for the players." The violence in the stadium followed three days of clashes between English, Russian and French fans that left 35 people injured. European soccer's governing body UEFA has warned the English and Russian teams could be disqualified if the violence continues. But officials in Lyon are taking matters into their own hands. They've banned the sale of alcohol-to-go on game day and say they're willing to go further if it helps curb the violence.

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Rooney asks England fans to "be sensible" after Russia game melee

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 01:20