Last Update 12:54
Thursday, 06 May 2021

Russian football fan leader 'probably' expelled from France Tuesday: Police

AFP , Tuesday 21 Jun 2016
Russian fans
Russian fans cheer for their team during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between Russia and Wales at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France, Monday, June 20, 2016. Wales won 3-0 (AP)
Views: 1399
Views: 1399

Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin is expected to be expelled from France for a second time on Tuesday after he sneaked back into the country to watch his country play, police said.

"Measures have been taken and they are being finalised," a police source said. It is believed Shprygin returned to France by flying to Barcelona and taking a car to Toulouse in southwest France, but he was arrested during Russia's defeat to Wales on Monday.

He had been expelled from France with 19 other Russians on Saturday for suspected links to the violence before the England-Russia match in Marseille on June 11.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:



© 2010 Ahram Online.