Sentenced Russian football fans may be expelled from France on Jan.17
MOSCOW, January 16 (RAPSI) - Russian nationals Alexey Yerunov and Sergey Gorbachev found guilty of taking part in Euro 2016 clashes between football fans in Marseilles, will be expelled from France on January 17, RIA Novosti reported Monday, citing a Russian diplomatic source.
Yerunov, Gorbachev and Nikolay Morozov were sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to two years.
In October, Gorbachev’s sentence was reduced from 18 to 15 months; the sentence of Yerunov was mitigated from 24 to 18 months.
In late November, a court in Provence granted parole for Morozov and the man was deported to Russia. A motion for deportation of Yerunov and Gorbachev was granted in December.
On June 14, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided to punish the Russian Football Union with a €150,000 fine and issued a suspended disqualification of the Russian football team as a result of an investigation into clashes between Russian and English fans at Euro-2016.
The football match between Russian and English teams at Euro-2016 on June 11 ended with clashes between fans of these two teams. After the match ended with 1:1 draw, about 30 Russian fans broke through the cordon of stewards and entered the sector with English fans to disrupt a number of flags. The clashes were continuing until stewards ended the fights. UEFA launched a disciplinary case against Russia for crowd disturbance, racist behavior and use of fireworks.