Fuckin ell. From the article Senior government officials fear the violence unleashed by Russian hooligans atEuro 2016 was sanctioned by the Kremlin and are investigating links with Vladimir Putin’s regime. It is understood that a significant number of those involved in savage and highly coordinated attacks on England fans and others in Marseille and Lille have been identified as being in the “uniformed services” in Russia. Also, Putin has spoken: “The fighting between Russian fans with the English, that is a disgrace,” said Vladimir Putin. “But I truly don’t understand how 200 of our fans could beat up thousands of English fans.” It almost seems like a parody. But it’s not. So really, he's laughing about it, and playing to nationalist sentiments. Apparently, in an historical first for a prime minister, Putin has told the Russian hooligans not to attack Wales fans on monday. Let's see if they obey him.