France expels Russian far-right agitator


France expels Russian far-right agitator

NICE (FRANCE) – France on Saturday expelled a Russian far-right leader of a football supporters group, Alexander Shprygin, and 19 other fans after the troubles with England fans at Euro 2016.

A Russian football fan flashes the victory sign as he arrives with others in a van at the international airport of Nice, on June 18, 2016

Shprygin and the others were on a plane that left the southern French city of Nice for Moscow on Saturday. French investigators believe the group, officially ordered out for disrupting public order, includes well-prepared hooligans.

Thirty-five people were injured in fighting between Russian and English fans around the England-Russia match in Marseille last Saturday.

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