East StratCom disinformation claim:

English hooligans, by shouting insults at President Putin and tennis player Maria Sharapova, provoked clashes with Russia fans at Marseille’s Velodrome stadium which hosted the Euro2016 England-Russia game on 11 June.

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Period/date: 12. June 2016

Debunk claim:

There is evidence that a group of 300 armed Russian hooligans travelled to Marseille with the deliberate aim of creating disorder (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/euro-2016-russia-vs-england-violence-marseille-hooligans-clash-hospital-a7077906.html).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East Stratcom in Disinformation Review issue 30. The item is located at row number 51 in the report.

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