Euro 2016: Marseille’s Old Port calm after 2nd night of fan trouble

UEFA has repeated its appeal to fans to behave during Euro 2016.

By: AP | Marseille | Published:June 11, 2016 5:55 pm
Local youths and supporters clash ahead of England's EURO 2016 match against Russia in Marseille, France, June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh Local youths and supporters clashed ahead of England’s Euro 2016 match against Russia in Marseille. (Source: Reuters)

Marseille’s historic Old Port was busy but calm on Saturday morning, a day after police repeatedly fired tear gas at rowdy, drunken soccer fans.

Remnants of broken beer bottles remained on the cobbled streets of the port and terraces were packed with fans ahead of Saturday night’s European Championship match between England and Russia at the Stade Velodrome.

UEFA has repeated its appeal to fans to behave, saying it is “confident that the safety of travelling fans will be ensured by the local authorities which are responsible for order in the city.”

Jean Patrick Berbera was racing to install extra security shutters to his store in the Old Port area.

He says French police “did their jobs, but, well, it sort of kicked off a civil war at the port last night.”

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