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Hundreds Of England Fans Including Stan Collymore Sprayed With Tear Gas In France As They Celebrate Russia’s Defeat

English fans could be seen sprinting for cover after pepper spray was fired by French police during scuffles in LilleFrench riot police have fired tear gas and baton-charged England fans in Lille where 400 Russian ‘ultras’ have reportedly vowed to attack them.

Hundreds of fans surged from a pub where they had been chanting ‘we hate Russia’ before running through Lille city centre this afternoon.

Dozens of riot police then trailed them and, when the fans were corralled in a side street, fired tear gas to disperse them.

The violent scenes unfolded shortly after Russia were beaten 2-1 by Slovakia at the city’s Métropole stadium.

Talksport commentator and former footballer Stan Collymore was among those caught up in the tear gas amid chaotic scenes a day before England take on Wales in their second game of Euro 2016.ENGLAND-TEARGAS-2 ENGLAND-TEARGAS-3Trouble brewing: French riot police fired tear gas and baton charged England fans as they rampaged through the streets of Lille today ENGLAND-TEARGAS-4Arrest: One Russian fan could be seen being held down on the ground as riot police descended on the scene in Lille this afternoonTaking aim: Dozens of riot police trailed the England supporters and, when the fans were corralled in a side street, fired tear gas to disperse themThe surge from a bar near the central railway station appeared to have been coordinated. A loud explosion - thought to be a firecracker- went off in the street nearbyBy-stander: Stan Collymore (centre) was seen sitting down and using his mobile phone after being caught up in the tear gas used by French policeBy-stander: Stan Collymore (centre) was seen sitting down and using his mobile phone after being caught up in the tear gas used by French police

Source: DailyMail UK

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