Tear gas was used by Police in Marseille after exchange
The FA have today condemned the supporter’s violence in Marseille which resulted in French authorities using tear gas.
An English fan and a local were arrested following an altercation outside an English pub, and another supporter suffered a head injury. England face Russia in their opening Euro 2016 Group B match in Marseille.
The FA expressed their disappointment with the scenes and urged the fans to act with decorum.
A statement released by the FA said: “We are really disappointed by the scenes of disorder in Marseille yesterday evening and condemn such behaviour. It is in the hands of the authorities to identify those involved and deal with them appropriately.
“The FA urges supporters who are travelling to Marseille to act in a respectful manner and enjoy the match against Russia.”
However on the contrary a statement made by the National Police Chiefs’ Council said England fans had been well behaved and were approached by local fans, before the local and supporter’s violence started.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts said: “England supporters had been in Marseille yesterday without issue.
“At around midnight, there was a short confrontation where a group of approximately 70 local youths approached a pub where England fans had congregated. This was quickly dealt with by French police and one English supporter was arrested. We are aware of no further incidents overnight.
“English police officers continue to work closely with their French colleagues in Marseille and will identify supporters who misbehave with a view to seek banning orders on their return to the UK.”