Euro 2016: French government calls for booze censor in match areas – BBC News

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The French government has urged metropolis hosting Euro 2016 equals to ban alcohol near venues and follower zones.

It follows three days of clangs between devotees and police in Marseille.

Uefa is investigating after Russia allies appeared to rush at England devotees in the stadium after their draw on Saturday. It has threatened to ban both teams if there is farther follower violence.

The UK government has offered to send additional British police ahead of England’s next competition in Lens on Thursday.

‘Totally unacceptable’

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve articulated: “I have asked for all necessary measures to be taken to prohibit the sale, consumption and transport of alcoholic drink in feelings spheres on competitor daytimes and the previous day, and on days when fan regions are open.”

The ban will include public neighborhoods, as well as patronizes and off-licences, Mr Cazeneuve alleged.

Senior local officials can also forbid barrooms and cafe from serving guzzles on their terraces in containers that can be used as missiles.

“The contests which took place in Marseille … are unacceptable. Intolerable for the authorities concerned, inappropriate for society, intolerable for football buffs, ” Mr Cazeneuve said.

Media captionFootage appears to show Russian love billing at England followers

Russia’s next competition against Slovakia will take place in Lille on Wednesday – the day before England’s match against Wales only 24 miles back in Lens.

Lens has already banned alcohol from being sold and devotees without tickets for the competition or devotee zone have been told not to travel.

However, Kevin Miles of the Football Supporters’ Federation, which represents love in England and Wales, did a forbidding would not work.

“What we’ve attended the issue is an organization of locals getting together and Russian rowdies getting together with the deliberate purport of assaulting football love, English fans primarily, while they’ve been experiencing their drinking and their eating at regions, ” he said.

“And I’ve been personally the main victims of that. But its most important circumstance is here, the Russians and the locals here who have been attacking football fans have been stone cold sober. They don’t suck, they are consciously focused, they civilize for six months, preparations for acts of hooliganism and brutality like this. They’re not drunk, that’s not what’s caused the savagery here.”

Violent scenes

On Sunday, Uefa, European football’s governing body, announces that it have commenced disciplinary proceedings against Russia – but not England – after “totally unacceptable” scenes at the England-Russia game which ceased 1-1.

Charges against Russia are for bunch confusions, racist action, and placing off fireworks, Uefa said.

There were issues with discrimination of followers, their own bodies acknowledged, predicting protection would be “strengthened”.

Witnesses mentioned trouble began in the stadium after flares were let off by Russian fans near the end of the game. Some then clambered across railings designed to keep rival fans apart.

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Image caption Some Russia partisans had smuggled in flares which they set off at the conclusion of its match

A number of Russia followers appeared to kick and pierce fleeing England love, who were was necessary to clamber over fencing to escape.

Sanctions against Russia will be decided at a disciplinary fulfill on Tuesday, Uefa said.

BBC boasts writer Dan Roan announced as hosts of the 2018 World cup finals, the country was under intense scrutiny.

Russian and English supporters as well as French neighbourhoods also clashed in pitched battles for three days in Marseille ahead of their teams’ first-round encounter.

As many as 20 England followers were injured, with a number sent to hospital, and at least one Briton is understood to be in a critical state.

Uefa said it had not taken specific actions against the English FA, because squabbles committing England followers before kick-off fell outside its remit.

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Image caption A number of Russia love rushed towards England devotees at the end of the accord
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Image caption Some wearing scarves over their faces, while others wore mouth protects and crusading gauntlets, one witness mentioned
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Image caption Numerous followers, including lineages with children, tried to escape the bother by madly clambering over the boundary fence

FA chief executive Martin Glenn told a letter from Uefa about fans’ behaviour, was being treated with the “utmost seriousness”.

“We understand the potential implications of our supporters’ wars and wholly accept that every effort needs to be made by the FA to positively urge them to act in a responsible and respectful practice, ” he said in a statement.

“Violent incidents such as those witnessed over the weekend in Marseille have no residence in football , nor society as a whole.”

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