France plans alcohol ban after violent clashes at Euro 2016

first_imgFrance’s interior minister called on tough sanctions against England and Russia after violent clashes in Marseille and urged hosting cities to consider a ban on alcohol around match days. (Full Euro 2016 Coverage)”It is absolutely necessary that the national federations whose supporters create incidents of this nature be punished for what happened inside the stadium, and also outside,” Bernard Cazeneuve told a news briefing. (UEFA investigates Russian fan violence at Euro 2016)Cazeneuve said he asked police chiefs in nine hosting cities to take all measures to prevent the sale, consumption and transportation of alcohol on the day before a fixture and on the match day.Anybody arrested for violent incidents could also be banned from all stadiums, fan zones and popular public areas in all host cities, he added. (Russia salvage 1-1 draw against England)last_img

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