Sentence of two Russian nationals for violent disorder at Euro-2016 reduced
MOSCOW, October 14 (RAPSI) – A court in Provence, France, has mitigated the sentence passed on Russian citizens Alexei Yerunov and Sergei Gorbachev convicted of participation in violent clashes between Russian and English football fans at Euro-2016 Russia-England match in Marseilles, the official Russian supporters group’s head Alexander Shprygin wrote on his Twitter account on Friday.
Football fans Yerunov, Gorbachev and Nikolai Morozov have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to two years.
Gorbachev’s sentence was reduced from 18 to 15 months; the sentence of Yerunov was mitigated from 24 to 18 months.
In November, the court will consider a motion for deportation of three convicts’ from France, Shprygin added.
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.