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Euro 2012: UEFA probes behaviour of Russian fans

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Euro 2012: UEFA probes behaviour of Russian fans


UEFA has launched disciplinary proceedings against the Football Union of Russia over the behaviour of fans at the Euro 2012 championships.

It comes after Russian supporters threw fireworks and displayed illicit banners during their country’s opening match against the Czech Republic, in Poland.

The football governing body is also looking into allegations of racist abuse directed at Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie, who is black.

Violent scenes after the game are coming under scrutiny too.

Four stewards were injured after a fight broke out inside the stadium. According to one official, they were set upon by a group of drunken Russian supporters.

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