Violence mars England’s 1-1 draw with Russia at Euro 2016

Fights broke out all day before and soon after Russia managed to earn a 1-1 draw against England on Saturday at the European Championship. Fans rioted before the game in Marseille in a third straight day of violence. Police in the Mediterranean port city fired tear gas and water cannons at rioters. The clashes continued moments after the final whistle, when a large group of Russian fans in one of the stands behind the goal advanced on England supporters in the neighboring area, throwing objects and breaking through a line of stewards. England fans fled for the exits in panic. Vasily Berezutsky scored Russia’s equalizer in the second minute of injury time, canceling out Eric Dier’s goal from a free kick in the 73rd. However, what happened during the match will be overshadowed by the fan violence before and after.