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Euro 2016: Hungarian Hooligans Go Wild As The Light Flares And Fight Stewards In Iceland Match

Hungary's supporters throw flares as they celebrate their team's goal during the Euro 2016 group F football match against Iceland today

A flare was lit in the Hungarian fans’ section this afternoon as their national anthem played before the start of their European Championship game against Iceland.

Further flares were thrown onto the pitch after their team scored, thanks to an own-goal by one of Iceland’s defenders in a match which ended 1-1.

The game started with a line of riot police in front of the Hungarian fans after a group of supporters clashed with stewards as they tried to move from one stand to another by climbing a fence in a corner section.

About 100 Hungarian supporters wearing black were involved during the incident at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille.

Hungary is likely to face a significant fine from UEFA after repeated crowd trouble
Hungary is likely to face a significant fine from UEFA after repeated crowd trouble
As Hungary's players celebrated the 88th-minute equalizer, Hungarian fans threw flares which landed on the field, near police officers
As Hungary’s players celebrated the 88th-minute equalizer, Hungarian fans threw flares which landed on the field, near police officers
Before the start of the game, a flare was lit in the Hungarian fans' section as their national anthem was played
Before the start of the game, a flare was lit in the Hungarian fans’ section as their national anthem was played
Hungary's supporters at the match today at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, which ended in a 1-1 draw
Hungary’s supporters at the match today at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, which ended in a 1-1 draw
A group of supporters clashed with stewards as they tried to move from one stand to another by climbing a fence in a corner section
A group of supporters clashed with stewards as they tried to move from one stand to another by climbing a fence in a corner section
Match stewards (in blue) control fans from Hungary before the start of the Euro 2016 game
Match stewards (in blue) control fans from Hungary before the start of the Euro 2016 game
A firework (seen here being removed by a steward) was thrown onto the field by Hungarian fans as Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson prepared to take a penalty, which gave his team a halftime 1-0 lead
A firework (seen here being removed by a steward) was thrown onto the field by Hungarian fans as Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson prepared to take a penalty, which gave his team a halftime 1-0 lead
Birkir Saevarsson (centre) scored a late own-goal to hand Hungary a draw
Birkir Saevarsson (centre) scored a late own-goal to hand Hungary a draw
The game started with a line of riot police in front of the Hungarian fans
The game started with a line of riot police in front of the Hungarian fans
Hungary's supporters, one holding a flare, shout slogans as they walk towards the Velodrome stadium
Hungary’s supporters, one holding a flare, shout slogans as they walk towards the Velodrome stadium
A fan unleashes a green 'smoke bomb' before the match - one of the colours on his nation's flag
A fan unleashes a green ‘smoke bomb’ before the match – one of the colours on his nation’s flag
Hundreds of fans are seen marching to the stadium ahead of the preliminary second round match
Hundreds of fans are seen marching to the stadium ahead of the preliminary second round match
Many Hungarian fans wore black as they made their way to today's game
Many Hungarian fans wore black as they made their way to today’s game

Play was stopped for several minutes late in a 2-2 draw in Saint-Etienne when firecrackers and lit flares were thrown on the field.

Some Croatia fans then fought among themselves.

UEFA’s disciplinary panel will meet on Monday to judge charges relating to the fan disorder and also far-Right chants and banners.

The federation said the incidents resulted from ‘the passivity of the Croatian state,’ which it blamed for not identifying and punishing fans involved in previous incidents over several years.

Croatia’s soccer body said it apologises ‘to the spectators at Saint-Etienne, to the television audience, and the Czech Republic national football team’.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has called for a government session to discuss fan disturbances at the European Championship.

Grabar Kitarovic, evoking for the first time her constitutional right to call urgent government meetings, said the country must adopt new stricter laws against hooliganism in the sport.

The session could be held early next week.

Source: Daily Mail Online

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