Brexit? Why on earth would they want us to stay? Drunken England fans spend a second night in violent battles with Marseille locals and rival Russian fans ahead of tonight’s Euro 2016 opener. Arrest everyone of them, empty their pockets of all the cash they have. use their credit cards to buy airline tickets and pack them back to UK. Then notify every airline, boat and Euro train of their passport numbers and bar them from flying out of UK for the next 10 years.
Chris WhewellMaurice Boland – Would you like to retract your earlier statement that Russian fans were not involved, after newspapers and tv all have agreed that England fans were provoked, attacked and ambushed?
I’m not condoning anything. Certainly not the bottle throwing and goading the police. But what has offended me is your automatic assumption that the England supporters were to blame. I can’t change your mind for you. All I can do is present information which completely contradicts what you have said.
Press Association: UEFA are to open disciplinary proceedings over the fan violence in Marseille. They say Russia are facing stronger sanctions after Russia fans attacked England supporters in the stadium after the final whistle.
FANS CLIMB OUT OF STAND
Images are starting to surface which appear to show England fans climbing out of their enclosure to escape from what we believe to be advancing Russian supporters.
JAMIE VARDY’S WIFE TWEETS…
And she’s not happy with the way members of the England contingent have been treated…
Rebekah Vardy @RebekahVardy
That has to be up there with the worst experience EVER at an away game! Teargassed for no reason, caged and treated like animals! Shocking!
11:13 PM – 11 Jun 2016
Maurice BolandOkay, okay Chris the English fans have behaved impeccably. In fact they always do! (tomie jones he is reverting to sarcasm to distract and belittle you ,he does that when he has been shown up)
Chris WhewellI haven’t said that Maurice. How dare you put words in my mouth? Your typical knee-jerk reaction has once again seen you shoot from the lip before your brain was connected, and once again made a fool of you.
It is now clear that Russians WERE involved, and that the violence WASN’T instigated by the English. That’s all I complained about. Your continual insistence that it was ALL England fan’s fault.
I didn’t try to whitewash over the contribution made by the England fans to this mayhem, didn’t condone it at all. I simply pointed out that they had been attacked and ambushed by groups of French and Russian thugs, and then tear-gassed when they defended themselves.
I gave you an eye-witness report from a friend of mine – Irish as it happens, (who was actually there) after you ‘called me out’ for not having been there myself. But of course, Maurice Big Mouth Boland; you, in Marbella, (close to Marseille only in the road atlas) had 20/20 insight into what really happened. Well, you were wrong. Again.
And so you decide to patronise me to deflect the fact that you should be making an apology for your foolish comments. And not only to me. You posted the photo of a young boy ‘flipping the finger’ and were pulled up on the point that it was a young Dutch Feyenoord supporter.
Sometimes you are a lovely fellow Maurice. Sometimes you are a POMPOUS TWATT. I will leave you to decide which you have been in this instance.
tomie jones says- you are a marked man CHRIS WHEWELL. You have got away with it this time, but you can be sure that anymore disagreeing with Maurice will get you deleted, you have to be a yes man to stay a friend on his facebook page .I LOVE HIS COMMENT ” Chris , you now have turned to name calling how sad is that! I don’t.”TALK ABOUT THE KETTLE CALLING THE POT BLACK!ON HIS BLOG HE IS ALWAYS NAME CALLING, VEILED REMARKS ,threats of suing ,the vitriolic language abounds.He does not like it if he is proved wrong and made to look a fool, which you have done . interesting that he does not know you. may be you should use your alias may dupname.that would get you deleted!
Chris WhewellHere’s the report from The Independent
Dr Geoff Pearson, a senior lecturer in criminal law at the University of Manchester who is in Marseille, told The Independent In England that England fans were being attacked by groups of Russian “ultras”.
“They are running around looking for bars full of English people and looking for a fight and the police are always a few steps behind,” he said.
“The England fans are very much on the back foot here – they’re getting attacked by Russians, there is no protection from the police and they are continually getting tear gassed. There are quite a few serious injuries.”
Dr Pearson said he had seen small numbers of English tourists throwing bottles but said the police response was “disproportionate” and was increasing tensions between football supporters and security forces.
“The England fans are furious,” he added. “I don’t think it’s going to calm down.”
Other witnesses said women and children were caught up in the violence, with many reporting the presence of a group of around 20 Russian fans attempting to start fights.
But I suppose a senior lecturer in criminal law from the University of Manchester (who is actually THERE) is not to be trusted either Maurice?
update– from the circumcised dick squad led by the pompous twatt 16,06 ,16
Didn’t someone start calling me silly names because I dared to say the English mob fans (a small but violent minority’s) were yet again causing trouble abroad. I suggest a read of this article might put argument to rest.
It was you who stated that last Saturday there were NO RUSSIANS involved and it was this point that I contested. I have not condoned the moronic actions of some of the England ‘support’ and hope that they are dealt with severely.
What I asked was that the events were viewed with a little less prejudice and narrow-mindedness.
The English WERE attacked. By firstly French and afterwards by Russians. Whenever they defended themselves, they were tear-gassed.
Much of the blame lies with the French police for not maintaining adequate segregation.
And yes, much of the blame lies with the England fans who once again have tarnished the reputation of the country.
However, over 1800 banning orders for offenders are in force, and clearly more thugs and fools will be weeded out after these events. Gradually, things are improving.
Contrast that with Russia and Putin striking deals with leaders of the Ultras. Contrast it too with a member of the Russian football association congratulating their hooligans on their victory.
The truth is Maurice, the supporters who were attacked were not England’s hardcore hooligans. They were a bunch of ordinary people, probably being over-loud and obnoxious having drank too many beers in the hot sun.
I think that the British press have reported the violence with a degree of accuracy, but have indeed over-egged the pudding with their baby-eating fire-breathing Spetznaz Russians portrayal, and their blinking-in-the-first-rays-of-morning-light portrayal of the English.
What I’m most concerned about is that France will now see hordes of numbskulls from across Europe regard it all as a bit of a challenge to prove their manhood, and not an actual football tournament.
Maybe the imminent arrival of the Daesh death-squad will take care of the lot of them!