Russian Fans Clash With England Fans After Euro Match, Causing Dangerous Stampede

A scary scene as women and children were trampled by stampeding crowds, rushing for an exit.

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Jun 11 2016, 9:25pm

Russian fans confront English at full time pic.twitter.com/yIFLmpjzdR
— Nick Eardley (@nickeardleybbc) June 11, 2016

Russia and England drew 1-1 in the final minutes of an edgy Euro game today, and the match ended in violence as Russia fans stormed into the England supporters' section, causing a stampede of fans rushing for exits.

The scary scene, which saw women and children being trampled, came after a day of clashes between French, Russian, and English hooligans in Marseille that turned bloody—with one England supporter left fighting for his life after suffering cardiac arrest while being beaten by Russia supporters.

According to BBC Scotland correspondend Nick Eardley, the rush was so thick that fans were being pulled over fences just to escape the melee.

Ugly clashes at the end of #ENG 1 #RUS 1 pic.twitter.com/YCVox0Veij
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) June 11, 2016

England fans (and many French people too) climbing fences to avoid Russian supporters pic.twitter.com/ryE9JXSwwP
— Nick Eardley (@nickeardleybbc) June 11, 2016

Jamie Vardy's wife even weighed in on the frightful scene:

UEFA is technically not allowed to punish teams for anything that happens outside of the stadium perimeter, so last night's violence won't leave the teams punishable. But surely after today's clash in Stade Vélodrome, UEFA will recalculate its disciplinary actions.

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